Organic

A Poem By Erin // 2/24/2015

I want to be the girl who
Gets chased by all the boys
And tastefully turns them down
But
That’s not how it works, is it?
I want to wear red lipstick
I want to be edgy and tattoo my collarbone
With a bird, or a rose, or a thorn
Maybe
But that’s not who I am, is it?
Organically me
I like fuzzy socks
And yoga pants
I like hugging my horse around
His big neck
I like drinking too much coffee
I like thinking about dreams
And stories
And futures
And singing out loud
I can’t pretend to be
Basic
I am a free bird, I tell people
I’m spreading my wings
And flying out
Of the cage we call reality,
High school,
And social convention--
In fact, I am excited by
All of the strange pieces
That put me together.

Comments

Erin, this is one of my

Erin, this is one of my favorites of yours, ever! I loved the combination of the fantasy and the honesty, the embracing of yourself and the excitement there at the end. It revved me up! I feel the same. :) Loved loved loved loved it. Those last three lines were also ridiculously perfect:

In fact, I am excited by
All of the strange pieces
That put me together.

Madeline | Tue, 02/24/2015

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Thank you, I'm glad you liked

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

Erin | Tue, 02/24/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Ditto to everything Homey

Ditto to everything Homey said, I can't say it any better because this poem has made me speechless!

Kassady | Tue, 02/24/2015

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
---
Write On!

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!

Erin | Tue, 02/24/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

:)

I sincerely love this. It's so beautiful and raw and honest, I love it.
I wrote something like this not to long ago so it's a feeling I'm VERY familiar with. I enjoyed this SO much, thankyou. :)

Maddi | Thu, 02/26/2015

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thanks! I'm glad you could

Thanks! I'm glad you could relate. :)

Erin | Fri, 02/27/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

This was so honest, and so

This was so honest, and so moving. Love it. Really like your title choice--Organic. "Organically me
I like fuzzy socks
And yoga pants"

Endearing.

Raine | Thu, 04/16/2015

Thank you! I appreciate your

Thank you! I appreciate your comment!

Erin | Thu, 04/16/2015

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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