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I’ll take your breath away as I enter the room. 

I don’t want to draw attention to myself.

I stand on my soapbox and preach my causes. 

I stick my head in the sand and ignore the pain of the chaos around me.


I am all these things.


I revel in the spotlight and howl at the moon.

I find peace in solitude and identify with the cry of the lone wolf.

I want to be included & acknowledged.

I would rather spend my evenings at home.


I am all these things.


I am demure and shy.

I am raunchy and outspoken.

I back away from overt advances.

I flirt shamelessly. 


I am all these things.


I am all these things and more.  I am a kaleidoscope of emotions and attitudes; a patchwork of my past; a variegated trial of my future.  Don’t judge me and don’t try to figure me out.  Because as soon as you do, you’ll see me differently.


Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

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