Saman

United States

Hello! I'm Sam, a young teen writer. I am a complete bookworm and aspiring wordsmith of all sorts. Criticism is always welcome!

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"'I didn’t go there looking for you. I went looking for me.' My voice is soft, low, and shaky. 'But now, here you are, and somehow, in finding you, I think I’ve found myself.'"

- "Every Last Word" by Tamera Ireland Stone

Seams and Ties

June 7, 2018

FREE WRITING

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God says that my body is a temple
I agree
But social norms and
Media stores
Say I should be open-
Free,
Sweet,
Tempting, but kept neat
Nearly wrapped up in
Modesty
To satisfy my religious needs
But
Swept into short kisses and small tees
To ‘look good’.

On paper the problem is black and white:
“Don’t give up yourself to dress nice”,
But off the page things change:
The world is swept up into shades of grey
I straddle the edge between normal and sane,
Not knowing where my heart belongs.

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