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I’m not that girl,

The one you see sitting in the back,

Listening intently as the teacher rambles on.


I’m not that girl,

That is already done with homework,

Five minutes after getting the assignment.


I’m not that girl,

That flaunts her 100 on a test,

By letting the teacher compare everyone’s to hers.


I’m not that girl,

That has a perfect life,

And everything is going perfectly for her.


That’s not me.


I’m that girl,

That will smile at you to cheer you up then goes and hides,

In the bathroom so you don’t see my tears.


I’m that girl,

That tries hiding under her desk from embarrassment when her teacher comments,

On her high score she didn't even study for.


I’m that girl,

Finishing her homework while hoping,

The bell doesn’t ring for the class it’s due for to begin.


I’m that girl,

That’s mind is on anything else,

But the lesson on probability.


I’m that girl,

You’ll never get to know,

Cause you judged a book by it’s cover.
People always judge me because I'm quiet in class and usually make pretty good grades. They get mad at me and ignore me a lot because they think I'm too stuck up to talk to them and am 'better' then them because of my high scores. 

In actuality I'm usually either in the middle of a daydream or fidgeting so badly because of my slight ADHD that I can't focus on anything in class so I just shut off. And the grades? I have no idea how I get them. I never study (I hate doing it) so I usually guess. I'm a good guesser it seems. 

Lesson of the day: Don't judge a book by its cover. 

And getting to know that quiet person in the back may be the best decision of your life. 

Edit: Whoa! How'd this get so popular?! Anyway, I think I need to clarify something: I'm not comparing myself to other people! I'm comparing how people see me as I quiet, studious person to the more rash and daydreamer I really am! Apparently people are getting a little confused by that...

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:iconnotrasingsabackflip:
Notrasingsabackflip Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I can relate to part of this, but my friend can relate to it even more.
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BreeBree135 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're just jealous ;) :heart: haha :D
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NickmanTraceur Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I like that honest poem :)
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apsenarent Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
this is so true but my teachers have seating arangments so I move around a lot 
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Writer
:) Ahhh I remember those days...XD wait till college! You can sit where you want! At least at mine we can...
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apsenarent Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
lucky
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Writer
My large sums of homework beg to disagree XD 
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apsenarent Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Good point
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Writer
:) 
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HeterodoxHipster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmygoshgof I love this. Ha. This is almost like me, but I always sit in the front (because of hearing and visual problems) 
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Writer
Haha glad you can relate! :) 
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:iconheterodoxhipster:
HeterodoxHipster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad I can toooooooooooo!
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Writer
:D 
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ghero97 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Writer
Haha thank you! :) 
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MountainIllusions Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you've written this, it's so relatable I feel like you're talking about me. Its incredible!
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :) 
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MountainIllusions Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not at all :)
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PurpleLegolas Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is so emotive and probably reflects a lot of people here, just we're really good at covering it up. I think this is really good stuff!
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lightfaith0606 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Beautiful! :heart:
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shaymind Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
awesome poem. very entertaining and good pov. congrats on your good grades, though. :).
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justcallmemike Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Traditional Artist

I’m that girl,

You’ll never get to know,

Cause you judged a book by it’s cover. 

nice Clapper 
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Saberstorm001 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I had similar issues when I was in school.
Good news is, it eventually got better.
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Ghost-322 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Haha nice poem, I can really relate to it, as long as you replace "girl" with "guy" anyway. It's nice to read something by someone in such a similar situation. Please keep writing! You've earned yourself a watcher!
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HauntingNighmares Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you from all of the girls who relate to this (including me). 
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome! :hug: 
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the-splatter-factor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
im that girl,
that tries too hard, 
that wont give up,
that keeps up her guard,

im that girl,
whom all her days spent,
are lonely and quiet,
and whom likes to be bent,

im that girl,
though i only wish to befriend,
whom you will run from,
no time to defend,

im that girl,
who once you know,
is kind and pure,
but wont let it show.

heh i did my own little drabble hope you dont mind!

and dont worry one day youll be free!
from all of your fear
and then you'll feel glee!
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Writer
Awesome, I love it! :) 

X) Thank you, it means a lot! :hug: 
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the-splatter-factor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks and your welcome
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speed-angel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
not even kidding but I actually did something like this a few hours ago. one of my friends got his heart broken and I did my best to cheer him up, but it really hurts me to watch other people hurting inside, especially if I know sadness is hidden behind a smile. So at lunch I went to this place only I go. and cried. :(  but anyway this is an amazing poem is really beautiful :)
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
:( :hug: I know how that feels...thank you though :) 
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TMNTFanGirl2 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I feel like this everyday..
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:iconhidden-behind-a-book:
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
:/ I'm sorry...
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TMNTFanGirl2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Its fine...this poem is nice tho.
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
:) Thank you
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DiDi-dias Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You would be treated better at my school I think, since here mostly everyone is neutral about others, and don't treat other people any different whether friends or not.. No one will bother you or assume things, it's just, normal. This is why I like my school. It's a building filled with the people of a better future, one day hopefully.
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Writer
:) Sounds awesome. I'm luckily graduating soon and college is going to hopefully be a lot better. 
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DiDi-dias Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Best of luck to you, I hope you have many great experiences ahead!! :D
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Writer
:) Thank you! :hug: 
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timeywimeystuff13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I can relate to this. A lot... 
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Writer
:) I'm glad it can connect. 
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Sly-FoxHound Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you ended the poem, it's an amazing piece of literature :D
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :) 
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Sly-FoxHound Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! :)
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SoullessApophis Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
If you are that girl described in this poem ... your the kind a person I would like to meat one day and that seams an interesting person.
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Writer
:) Thank you, I wouldn't say interesting...more like weird and random. XD 
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SoullessApophis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I'm in my thirty and since I was a kid I liked so many things I need to have groups of friends for sub-sets of my tastes because its hard to find at least one person with more than 50% of my interests in common ... So weird and random is not uninteresting for me.
Also, (computer guy) there is no random darn math ... search for number generation and you will get it its a stupidity from computer science.
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
:D Yeah I do that too! 
XD Lol
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I can relate, at least partially. We quiet ones are always misjudged :huggle:
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Writer
Too true. :hug: 
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