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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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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!
lightfaith0606 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Beautiful! :heart:
shaymind Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
awesome poem. very entertaining and good pov. congrats on your good grades, though. :).
justcallmemike Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

I’m that girl,

You’ll never get to know,

Cause you judged a book by it’s cover. 

nice Clapper 
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.
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!
HauntingNighmares Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you from all of the girls who relate to this (including me). 
Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome! :hug: 
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!
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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