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i am the girl

I've always been the girl
with Band-Aids in her pockets
the one who is called for
when something goes wrong.

I am the girl
who will wipe the tears
and clean the scraped knees
of the clumsy child.

I'll be the one
with my arms wrapped around
a crying, heartbroken girl
I didn't know before.

I'm always the girl
who picks up the baby
and sings endless songs
to stop it from screaming.

I'll be the girl
sitting in a dim basement
promising not to mention
the tears of the strong boy.

I am the one
sitting on the bed of the sweet, sick girl
helping her eat between coughs
and telling her it's all right.

I am the girl
who everyone calls
when something goes wrong,
the one who can fix everything.

But I'm also the girl
who just can't figure out
no matter how much I try,
how to fix myself.

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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 6:55:00 AM

    This is such a beautiful poem Vivi, I'm glad that I came across it and read it today. You seem like a lovely girl, and I find your poem inspiring:) Hope you've been having an awesome new year so far. All of the best. xoxoFaaiqah:)

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 1:59:00 AM

    Very powerful read. Perfect storm of a Mothers love or a Loyal friend. I am the same way, always good at helping others but not ourselves. Love this piece.