Her Type

Her Type

A Poem by Rachel Anderson
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My insecurities get in the way of everything. I wish I was her type.

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I'm not her type
and I know it,
but do you want to know
what's the worst?
Even when she is in my arms,
my insecurities come first.

It's like my mind
is betraying me.
It constantly picks a fight
and when I tell myself
I'm crazy,
it still keeps me up at night.

Maybe if I was prettier
I could convince her to stay.
Perhaps if I was skinnier
she wouldn't keep
her feelings at bay.

Or maybe it's my fault.
Maybe I pushed too hard.
I know I can come off strong, but
I just wanted her to
let down her guard.

She gave me back my T-shirt,
the one I let her wear
and now all I smell is loneliness
where I used to smell her hair.

© 2014 Rachel Anderson



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I like the amount of emotion that you wanted to bring out. It came off strong, but subtle too. This is one of those poems where everyone can relate too, but not everyone takes it to heart. I did and I think that this was a struggle to write. You wrote it very well. Great Job.

Posted 2 Years Ago


This is well done. Nicely ended too. I like the T shirt part as well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you :)
The last two lines are a killer. What I mean is great ending. Good work Rachel.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

Oh yay! Thank you, Ricochet. :)
This is fantastic! A great journey that anyone can identify with, the end is fantastically sad and tragic, i love it!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

So glad you like it! :)

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Rachel Anderson
Rachel Anderson

Morganton, GA



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Note: All thumbnails are my own photos unless told otherwise in the Author's note. Thank you. My name is Rachel. I'm a sophomore in college studying communication sciences and disorders. I love wri.. more..

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