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She stays on the Internet until
Her dad comes yelling at her to get off the damn thing
And go downstairs.
But going downstairs implies going to bed and
Going to bed means falling asleep,
And she's never really done that well.

She can't.
Fall asleep, I mean.

She lies in bed and plays games
Like counting backwards from one hundred
And counting Sheep, but the Sheep always turn into
Failed Test, Failed Friend,
Failed Life.
But the worst is the ransom game she plays,
Where she's been kidnapped and her parents don't pay the ransom.
But some nights they do, and then decide she's not worth it
And try to get a refund.

She keeps trying,
Because if she's only good at one thing,
She's good at trying.

So, she counts numbers back from one thousand
And gets stuck wondering
If she's on 673 or 674.
Her sheep mostly stay sheep.
Instead of kidnapping scenarios, she goes down
The list of the people who've told her
'I love you.'

It's a long list, but she can't help thinking
She'd trade every one of those
Loud 'I love you's
For a
Soft 'You're worth it'.
People on Paper 5

My name's Grace, and I wanted to save this poem for last, but this is a long project and I can't be sure there'll be a last.

This focuses on one specific element of me. Instead of introducing all these random facts, I decided I've written enough poems on here for you to get a picture of me at least.
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kandykitten1994 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I'm sorry. This is beautiful and so so sad. Everybody is worth it in their own way
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WhisperedInsanity Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Writer
I love this. I like that you didn't try to make yourself look magical or awesome. Instead you portrayed the version of yourself people probably don't get to see so much. Wonderful job <3
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winterkate Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Writer
This is really, truly beautiful. Love it.
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Alaalooe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Writer
Awesome, it totally describes someone who's stuck finding someone who really appreciates her :) and is stuck in life. She wants to do more, but she's stuck.
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Coyoty-Anime-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, this is... ugh....I um, I cannot find the words to explain how this poem speaks to me it is just WOW. I like this... um... a lot... like mega lots...
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beautifulmother Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
THIS IS AMAZING
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