Jealous | Teen Ink


May 29, 2010
By hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
67 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."

Like I care
That you’re “little-miss-perfect”
And you’ve done everything right
Since day one.

Like it matters
That everyone thinks of you
As equal in beauty
To sunsets and snowfalls and
Flowers (which are really just attractive weeds)

And you wave your grades
Like a country that has conquered a new land
Of course, the A’s are no new land to you
Their familiar mountains and bridges
Call to you, with ease

And I rest on the crescent moons of C’s and
The low hills of the B’s
Slumming it, but not concerned
About what could be if I was you.

You’re so talented or at least
That’s what everyone says
I don’t really see it in your mediocre works and
Overly welcomed projects.
I’d set what I’ve completed next to you
But in your shadow
No one can see it

And it’s one thing to be forgotten
Another to forget yourself
But I guess I’ve done both, blinded by your glory
And I say I don’t care
I say it never really mattered
But then again, I’ve always been a liar
And you’ve had an aptitude
For telling
The truth.

The author's comments:
It's sad to say this, but my friends sometimes make me so jealous. I just want to be them I guess.

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RealRiter GOLD said...
on Feb. 24 2015 at 3:05 pm
RealRiter GOLD, Astoria, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I did not fail 101 times, but I simply found 101 ways that did not work." -Thomas Edison

This is pretty good. I would give a suggestion to try sensory details like how you really feel when things like this happen. Also, I would try different poem structures and maybe some rhyming poems. Keep up the good work!

on Mar. 12 2012 at 4:48 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

This is really good!! I can really relate to how you feel. This poem tells a story... I love it!!

on Aug. 10 2010 at 4:57 pm
JosieNotJose SILVER, West Palm Beach, Florida
9 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Freaking wonderful.  Good gosh, Hannah Beth, why are you so amazing? >:O

The lines about the grades really inspire me.  The describing of the A's, B's, and C's are creative!