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Dreambeast says:

"Shining like a sore thumb, 

standing out like a star."

We often have mixed emotions when we win and are praised publicly. Write a diary entry for when you felt proud and embarrassed all at the same time.

Way To Win

 

 

Nearly grinning

Holding it in

Trap the whopping smile

which is trying to stretch across my face

like a cat in front of the fire

 

Radiator cheeks

Laser-blazing stares

I look down at my shoes

which dance like nervous beetles

beneath my trouser legs

 

Everyone claps

At last

I can breathe again.

And grin

But not too much

or they'll say I’m a big head

 

Shining

like a sore thumb

Standing out like a star

Popcorn bursts in my belly until finally

The teacher says, "Sit down."

 

I pretend

it's not important

as kids eyeball my prize

But really I want to rewind time

and do it all again

 

©2010 Mark C Bird

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