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Poetry: The Girl

Out of the Sandbox

By: Ashleigh Voshol

I am strong

I tell myself this everyday

To remind myself not to become who I was

I try to forget my past

But it somehow always comes back to haunt me

I don’t want to be known as the girl that got beat

Or the girl with an eating disorder

I want to be me

All of me

I don’t want to be known as the girl that tried to overdose

Or the girl that got raped at a party

I don’t want the past to define who I am

I don’t want to be scared anymore

I want to be happy

Header photo by Wirsinda Llefreaks (flickr creative commons)

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