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    Take on “I’m not a Painter” by Lauren Hildum

    I am not a speaker, I am a thinker

    It’d be nice to be both, but I find

    I prefer to observe and get

    lost in ideas

    and daydreams


    My mind is both a sanctuary

    and a battlefield, but I’d

    rather a chaotic mind

    than a stuttering voice


    On paper, my words never waver

    I’m myself and at my best

    If I was a speaker

    I wouldn’t be good at it

    I am content with thoughts because


    Thoughts are thought out

    Speaking may be destructive

    if spontaneous

    I speak when I feel the need,

    like going to the grocery store when I

    need food


    I don’t enjoy it, but when it’s necessary,

    I get it over with and retreat back to

    my mind

    Thinking is productive and interesting

    and no one can know what I’m thinking

    So I am a thinker

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