Amanda Olejniczak

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda and I am currently a sophomore in college majoring in English. I’ve loved writing for as long as I can remember. From creating short fictional stories, to my very own memoir and poetry book.

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Growing Pains
11 days ago
There is something about the cool air of Autumn That brings me sadness Especially when I am alone with my thoughts I’m sure if I thought longer and harder about it I could pinpoint exactly why that is...
Embrace Me
14 days ago
I call myself a hugger Yet, touch scares me Because of how much I crave it I fear losing the people I connect with I feel sometimes that I am too much Too much myself Taking up too much space With my ...
Watch Me
2 months ago
I’ve been told that I need a backup plan Is it because my dreams are too big? Is it because you don’t believe in me? I read a quote once that said- “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big eno...
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
2 months ago
I’ve never been able to see quite right How I look My own physical body Has never been perceived correctly “You have body dysmorphic disorder” Says all the professionals There’s nothing more painful t...
3 months ago
Hundreds of times have I taken a blade to my skin Pushed down hard Learning that quick movements make them deeper But slow inflicts more pain I remember the first time I cut my own skin I used my pink...
Destroyed Security
4 months ago
My long hair to hide my face or sometimes the tears falling I cut it short, then buzzed half of it off to make a point That I was not afraid of or under the control of him anymore A blanket to cover t...