Try being me.

Try being me.

A Poem by Tabitha t

I am the girl that everyone wishes they could be.

cheerleading captian.

dating the jock.


When you have the looks,

Who needs to hit the books?


Ive heard them whisper.

I can see them stare.


I smile and laugh.

let it roll off my back.

would they still want to take my place?

If they knew the truth?


My grades are slipping.

My parents dont even notice.

Mom is a drinker.

lost in her own stupor.

father is a business man.

late night rendevous.


I drink to make the pain stop.

covering dark eyes with layer after layer of paint.

Must stay strong, must stand high.

even when all I want to do is fall to my knees.

Why do I feel the need to please?


I would trade in a moment.

Let them have the empty house.

The boyfriend.

who only dates me for status.


I want nothing more then to,

strip myself of the status quo.

Do you think the will ever really know?


Try being me.


© 2012 Tabitha t

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people often don't think the populars have problems... but theyre human, too. Of course they do.

Posted 10 Years Ago

You conveyed the message excellently! Great work

Posted 10 Years Ago

Not bad.
Girls like the one in your poem have always annoyed me.

Posted 10 Years Ago

It's really good.. And just so real. You conveyed the message in creative, yet simple way. Very functional.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Not without its imperfections but expressed in a really effective way. Good work.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Amazing, Tabitha! So raw, I love it. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is very well expressed. You never know who someone is until you delve below the surface. Very real and honest piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is really clever, and I really like it. The idea that perfection is a mere wall that stands infront of the truth, and hides the most delirious destruction.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow. This is powerfully heart wrenching. I must say there is an element of despiration here, but not anger. A very innocent piece below the surface, though the mask she wears is, no doubt, the ultimate perfection.

Great piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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this explains the mask and the person underneath... its very honest and ripping but i love every part of it!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Tabitha t
Tabitha t

Pigeon Forge, TN

I am 21. I am in a commited lesbian relationship. I am a novelist. still struggling. (obviously) The novel I am working on completing right now is totally consuming my tie and I love every minute .. more..


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