I'm Shy

2tfx By 2tfx, 16th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My personal reflections as a shy boy in middle school and growing up into a teenager.

I'm Shy!

I'm shy about my body,
I am smaller than the other boys in my class.
They look like men compared to me, tall and muscular some with hair on their faces
I blush at the sight of girls, I hardly recognize my friends.
They look different, but I feel the same.
Middle school is different.
I can't change in the locker room.
My body embarrasses me.
Instead I change for PE in the bathroom.
The boys are shirtless as they run in the warm sun.
The sun shines on their bodies while I sweat in my shirt.
I can't run.
I can't take off my shirt.
No matter how much I want to.
I'm scared about what the boys will say.
I'm scared of being teased.
I don't like to play sports anyway.
At lunch the boys play football.
But I go to the school library.
And spend time with the books, visiting history and science.
Reading the newspapers.
I wish I could feel differently about my body.
I am so awkward.
My voice sounds funny, it squeaks when I speak.
But somehow I find the courage.
To show my small chest.
To take off my shirt and feel the warm sun.
Some girls see me and giggle.
Some girls talk to me
They invite me to go swimming with them.
I see them in bikinis.
Bathing in the sun
I cover my chest.
Feeling embarrassed.
"Don't be shy," a young girl my age says.
She takes my hand gently.
She looks at my chest and smiles.
We jump in the pool.
And I soon forget about being scared.
Or ever being shy.


Boyhood, Preteen, Puberty, Teens

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I was born on August 3. I am from the United States. State of California and I love swimming, anime, hiking and cemeteries.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
17th Sep 2014 (#)

Yes, people don't have to shy of their body instead they have to shy of their bad conduct.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Sep 2014 (#)

Everyone one is unique and have different talents too - just unmask them - siva

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author avatar Utah Jay
18th Sep 2014 (#)

I remember being afraid to talk to girls. I think you hit the mark with this one.

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author avatar Andy
7th Nov 2014 (#)


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