Teenager | Teen Ink


January 20, 2009
By HeyyitsRed SILVER, Centreville, Virginia
HeyyitsRed SILVER, Centreville, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
If you fail and fail and give up; you've achieved nothing. If you fail and fail and try again; you've succeeded.

I don’t know what you think when you see me
but I don’t like what I see in the mirror.
I love my hair straight
of course its naturally curly.
I love smooth skin
of course im a teen so I get acne and pimples.
you know I didn’t used to care
about what I looked like and
how I dressed.
its just since I became a teenager.
that word used to mean great and big things.
now it’s a word used for excuses .
it’s a word that means
im older
becoming mature.
can stay out late
but closely watched.
can go out by myself
but always checked in on.
wants a boyfriend
but apparently is too young to have one.
has a cellphone
but it can be taken away.
I used to not care.
but I became a teen
now all I do is care
about my physical appearance
and not about my personality
which is way more important.
face it --
school is a jungle.
looks are important
I can’t lie
but there is more to a person
than what is on the outside.
I became a brighter teen.
one that has a balance in her life.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jan. 30 2009 at 12:30 am
i really liked this poem...so many of us can relate to it!

xCblue44x said...
on Jan. 29 2009 at 4:41 pm
This is really good. I'm so happy you wrote about this. People definitely need to realize the stuff happens every day. Judgements. Namecalling. Fights. Dirty Looks.