Mariam de Haan

Rookie - 124 Points (04 October 1993 / Pemba, Tanzania)

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Born and raised in Africa, Tanzania and now living in Europe. I have been writing since the age of 13, it's what got me through my teenage years. At the age of 15-16, my English teacher told me to never stop. Now at the age of 18, I am officially introducing myself as a writer. I am stepping out, chasing my dreams and never looking back.

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My True Identity

I'm changing.
Yes I know my face is the same
So is my name
And I'm still only partially sane,
But I'm changing.

I found true beauty.
It's always been in front of me
But I guess I was to blind to see.
And I'm happy.

I never understood why they cry when they read the words.
I never understood why a rock meant such worth.
I never understood why they prepare for the worst.

Now look at me.
One chapter and I'm teary.
I stand five times but don't grow weary.
I guess it's because I found me,
My true identity.

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