I'm An Original

I'm An Original

A Poem by Rachel Anderson
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Under my facade, under my instability, there is a person, just like you. All you have to do is dig for her.

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A smile plastered on my face.
I feel it.
Tight,
Precise,
Practiced.
I've tried so hard.
I promise.
But I failed.
I couldn't stop
The needle.
I feel myself falling.
Scarred with pain,
Tears,
Love,
Blood.
You can't imagine my sorrow.
How it takes over.
My "problem,"
My "condition,"
My curse.
I'm not perfect
And never claimed to be.
I'm not stable,
Steady,
Or secure.
But I am who I am,
Who I'm supposed to be.
Even unbalanced,
Even unglued,
Even unhinged,
I am an original.

© 2013 Rachel Anderson


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Yes, oh yes... even in the midst of the shadows and sorrows you cling to the beauty and wonder of you. May you find an overwhelming sense of love and life flowing through you, no matter who might try and strike you down... even if it's your own reflection. xo

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

Lol, exactly. Thanks for the review! :)



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Just be yourself.
Good work!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

Thanks! :)
There's nothing more to be than an original! Lovely poem, I really like the pattern of it. It reminds me of being so lost that you can only think in phrases. Nicely executed!

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

Thanks so much!
Yes, oh yes... even in the midst of the shadows and sorrows you cling to the beauty and wonder of you. May you find an overwhelming sense of love and life flowing through you, no matter who might try and strike you down... even if it's your own reflection. xo

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

Lol, exactly. Thanks for the review! :)
just reading this one again , cause I like it , he he

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

Hahaha! I'm flattered. Thank you! :D
we should all be original, evenly unbalanced , i love it

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

I agree. Thank you so much. :)
I too liked this way this flows. Hiding behind the pain, not an easy thing to do.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

I agree. Thanks for the review!
accidentally sent that too soon. I enjoyed how it flowed from one feeling to another as i read it.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

11 Years Ago

Thanks James!
James Helm

11 Years Ago

Of course. ;)
This is pretty good. I enjoyed how it.

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Added on February 28, 2013
Last Updated on March 19, 2013
Tags: depression, cutting, twloha, to write love on her arms, fail, needle, blood, tears, pain, hurt, smile, facade, problem, condition, curse, perfect, imperfect, crazy, lovely, original

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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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