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High school can be difficult.

The classes,
the homework,
the cliques and cliches,
and the pressure.

Oh, the pressure.
To drink,
to smoke,
to have sex,
to fit in,
to know your direction in life.

Everyone around me as well as I are experiencing them. Yet, I stand alone, left to battle solo with another pressure.

The pressure to come out.

Walk straight on out of the closet, into an unforgiving world consisting of
dirty looks,
and secret sneers.

I envy those who are not faced with this dilemma.  I envy those who do not have to keep secrets and love behind closed doors. Most of all, I envy him.

He, who has her.
He, who can wrap an arm around her waist, freely.
He, who can kiss her, any time he desires to do so.
He, who holds her precious heart.

And I, who never will.
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It's beautiful :heart: and the end is sad.
That is beautifly writen.
Netherling Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful. :heart:
Thank you very much.
I'd like to start off by saying that after high school, it gets better, but at the same time it doesn't. Moving on to the actual piece and stuff, I think the lines are pretty hit or miss. The title grabbed my attention right off the bat. The next few stanzas I give credit for directness, but I feel like that particular cluster of words comes off as kind of cliche. I like the couple places you put in somewhat prosaic lines. I feel they do a good job of directing the movement of the piece. I kind of object to the statement that you stand alone in that, because there's a lot of people out there experiencing the same. Unrelatedly, I feel the last line is implied, so you're somewhat overstating it. Your choice if you wanna make any amendments or not, since pieces this personal are often hard to edit. Keep writing, and keep in mind that even though drama, gossip, and prejudice never leave life, soon you'll be way more free to choose who you interact with.
xXOtakuChanXx Mar 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
*SOB* Stuff like this goes on with me, and I'm still in middle school. :cry:
EVERYTHIN' IS CRAZY. The minute I said something about my bisexuality, nearly everyone got their own ideas.
"Oh, that's why her hair is short...."
"She never DID have a boyfriend."
One kid keeps calling me "lesbian". *I'm bi, I'm a friggin' HALFSBIAN!*
My parents still don't know. TT.TT
....srry for the long comment. >.>'
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