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 It's hard to see the pain behind the mask

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up?
The teacher asked the 5 year olds at school
A Fireman!! A Doctor! A Policeman! A Vet!
Being an astronaut would be cool!

A Hairdresser, A Footballer
They all yelled what they wanted to be
Except stayed quite was a little girl
Blankly faced in the corner, that girl was me

The class quickly got on writing and drawing
What they wanted to be into their book
I just sat staring at the black page in front of me
Because all I could do was look

I put up my hand and looked at the teacher
She came across and she asked me why
"Why have you not done any work yet?"
"I don't know what I want to be" I started to cry

Well what about a Nurse, she asked
I replied no and shook my head
Well just think of something she replied
So I just did as she had said

I wrote I wanted to be a nurse and I drew a picture
Of a nurse which was supposed to be me
Although I didn't want to be one at all
I just did not know what I wanted to be

Wrote 20/09/06

Copyright 2006 Emma Marie

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