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But I didn't, and That's Just Me

June 19, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I could have thought of better words to say
Better clothes to wear
Better foods to eat
Better times to sleep
But I didn’t, and that’s just me

I could have given you better advice
Given you better gifts
Given you better apologies
Given you better lies
But I didn’t, and that’s just me

I could have told you not to wear that outfit
Told you not to take that path
Told you not to date that loser
Told you not to choose that answer
But I didn’t, and that’s just me

I could have chosen to be the same
Chosen to follow along
Chosen to sip Budweiser
Chosen to smoke that dope
But I didn’t, and that’s just me

The author's comments:
This piece doesn't reflect me too much. I just want to show how I am not easily influenced into all the teen pressures. Hope you like it and please leave comments if you wish.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Aug. 25 2010 at 3:56 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
7 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

this is awesome . your poems are truely powerful . keep up the fantastic work .please check and rate mine .

on Feb. 4 2010 at 4:59 pm
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
4 articles 0 photos 63 comments
I love this, it's one of my favorite pieces on Teenink!

hhfurrow said...
on Jan. 14 2010 at 5:05 am
i like this. it kinda sound like an encouragement and inspiration piece. inspiring teens not to be pressured into doing stuff that can harm them. its brilliant!

on Jan. 13 2010 at 3:14 pm
life_of_a_leaf PLATINUM, Morris Plains, New Jersey
22 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're all just kids who grew up way too fast" - The Cab

amazing! being "just you" is always the best choice in life.

Shells SILVER said...
on Jan. 12 2010 at 5:38 pm
Shells SILVER, Dixon, Wyoming
7 articles 6 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The dye has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, or back away. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future secure. I’m done with low living, sight walking, small planning, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living and dwarfed goals: I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, positions, promotions, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, live by prayer and labor with power. My face is set, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and spoken up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of the lord Jesus Christ.” - African martyred for Christ.

awesome! This is really good, be your self, "but I didn't, and that's just me". I love it.

on Jan. 7 2010 at 1:46 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

I agree with alayapoetgirl that was great! Simple but with a virtuous meaning. Great work! And thanks so so so much for the comments on "June 20, 2009 (c)" and "June 23, 2009 (a)" I really really really appreciate it!

on Jul. 30 2009 at 4:16 am
alayapoetgirl BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
4 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is hard; but it's harder if you're stupid. -John Wayne

You are awsome, for writing that poem, Im gonna add it to my favorite poems. You send a good message through this poem and thats where the talent comes in. You are an articulet poet. And thanx for the comment check out my page again.

KLD1992 GOLD said...
on Jul. 6 2009 at 6:32 pm
KLD1992 GOLD, Bradford, Massachusetts
10 articles 10 photos 30 comments
i loveit the ending is great i can relate to just being yourself