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Only to Find

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Only to Find

In the past
I’ve always tried to be
Anyone but me.
               Extreme hair.
               Extreme clothes.
                              All the mimickings
                              With all the trimmings.

I’ve tried on so many lives
Just hoping it’s mine,
Only to find
           …nothing.

So, I bathed in the nothingness,
Thrived on the emptiness,
Lived in the fakeness…
Only to find
            …it wasn’t me.

So, I put down the hair,
Put down the clothes,
Put down the faces
            That comes with the poses.
Only to find
            … me.

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  1. Date: 5/21/2011 10:56:00 AM
    So enjoyed reading your amazing creative poetry Kara.. expressive lines to impress all readers luv..

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 9:51:00 AM
    Kara, now, this poem really has lots of emotions i can cast... Don't know how long you have been here on the soup.. But, this is the first time i think I'm reading your poetry.. And this poem is going to my favorites** bathed in the nothingness, thrived on the emptiness, lived in the fakeness.. ** what more can i say.... thanks so much for putting it out there... always ,..Linda

    McLain Avatar Kara McLain
    Date: 5/21/2011 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i take that back. i was 14
    McLain Avatar Kara McLain
    Date: 5/21/2011 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    was on here back in '08 when i was 13, but wasnt on again untill a few days ago.
    McLain Avatar Kara McLain
    Date: 5/21/2011 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well thanks i dont know what to say