A Paraphrased Life

A Paraphrased Life

A Poem by Britaini Gross

“I wish I could be like her,”

As jealousy begins to take over.

I offered myself without resistance,

And envy gave me a new existence.

I became trapped in a foreign maze,

That restricted my life to be a paraphrase.

I spent much too long being a reflection.

Now, I yearn to create my own projection.

I’m tired of watching the same program,

“I wish I could remember who I am.”

© 2015 Britaini Gross

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Who are you ? You are the cute one on my
friends list----- Well, cuter than the rest.
Eagle Cruagh

Posted 6 Years Ago

0 of 2 people found this review constructive.

this works for me, i like the images and the flow of thought. well done!

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well done Britaini. You capture the feeling of being taken over by envy, of the need to be someone you''re not. And after a while, you do not remember what it feels like to be your self.

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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3 Reviews
Added on November 25, 2015
Last Updated on November 25, 2015
Tags: paraphrased, mirror, life, jealousy


Britaini Gross
Britaini Gross

Piedmont, SC

I've always loved literature, even when I was too little to read my grandfather enlightened me with poems from around the world. Sylvia Plath is my favorite writer and my idol. I've never published an.. more..