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To summarize your life
In 4000 characters (including spaces) 
Seems hard at first

‘There are too few spaces’  
‘There isn’t enough room’
‘How can I show all facets of my extraordinary life’

Then you realize
Your life is not as exciting 
As you often portray

18 years of existence
Is crammed into just over one page
Then unknown people judge you

But Some people should feel happy
That they have more than enough space.
I certainly don’t.

Then they chose to accept you
not on your personality
But on your words

But frankly 
It's probably for the best
For people like me

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  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 2:46:00 PM
    Tom, i like the thought you used behind this idea.. I'm much of a 2000 character kind of gal,,, wish life came with a box that did not allow more than 2000 characters per hour... LOL.... love this too... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Love it Tom