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Not Them, Not Anymore

August 12, 2011
By WritingGirlKyla14 PLATINUM, West Valley, Utah
WritingGirlKyla14 PLATINUM, West Valley, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
I am a princess, all girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty or smart or young. They're still princesses, all of us." -Frances Hodgeson Burnett, A Little Princess
Live in the present, remember the past and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now." _Christopher Paolini, Eldest

I used to
Wanna be those teens
Who could go anywhere and do
What they want of their own means

I used to wanna be the girl
Who wasn’t afraid to walk away from her
Parents and unfurl
From herself and from being an actor

I used to wanna be
Able to leave anytime with my friends
To do what I want and see
Who I am and have boyfriends

But not anymore
Not them, not anymore

Sitting here
In the van
With my parents, brother, and sister
The area I scan
There are the teens
Ones that I wanna be like
That can do what they want of their own means
But I am so unlike
Them and then the song comes on
And I can smell the rain
Train sings Drops of Jupiter on the radio
And I’m glad I’m me
And not them

I’m good with my family
I don’t need to run
I’m good with my siblings and mommy and daddy
It’s fun

I don’t need to be someone else

Not them
Not anymore

Just me

The author's comments:
I wrote this becuase, for a while, I'd wanted to be the kid whose parents let them go. The some things happened and now I'm glad I'm me.
I was at Sonic when this happened and I didn't have paper, just a pen, si I scrawled out a few stanzas on my arms to remember this. My mom was wicked mad but it wore off.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Oct. 25 2013 at 4:54 pm
DawnieRae BRONZE, Lancaster, Ohio
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I love this  one Kyla! 

on Aug. 15 2011 at 10:47 pm
AvidReader SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Especially liked this one, Kyla! Good job :)