Famous Children Poem

Children, teenagers, and adults as well, can all identify with the message of this poem for children from Shel Silverstein published in his book, "Every Thing On It." Sometimes we all feel like no one really truly knows us, as if we are wearing a mask and our true self is hidden from all underneath our face.

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I have always been what others want me to be. I'm sick of it, but I cannot escape it.

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Underneath my outside face
There's a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me

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  • by Tyrel L. Hansen
  • 9 months ago

I have always been what others want me to be. I'm sick of it, but I cannot escape it.

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