Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
Today, I made a boy out of pillows and old clothes to look like you.
I told him that I liked his eyes, that they were a spectacular shade of blue. He did not ­compliment me back.
I read him my poetry. He did not offer me a ­critique or wild exclamations of how much he loved my writing. Instead, he stayed quiet.
I walked with him in the woods behind my house. He did not try to hold my hand.
I baked him a lovely chocolate cake – your ­favorite. He did not flatter my delicious ­baking skills.
And when he grew tired I set him down next to me on the bed. He did not caress me, he did not kiss me, he did not whisper sweet nothings in my ear, and he did not tell me that he loved or needed me.
Yes, I made a boy out of pillows today. He doesn't just look like you; he acts like you, too.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




Join the Discussion

This article has 148 comments. Post your own now!

sweetpill said...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm
Oh my gosh this is so sad....but I like it alot though :"(
 
BriannaM. said...
Mar. 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Awww! that is soooooo sadddddd! :'( but i liked it!
 
VampiresEverywhere replied...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 11:07 am
cute. sad.
 
JelloAngel92 said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

sooooo relatable. 

 

 
LoveMeIfYouDare replied...
Mar. 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm

RELATABLE doesn't even cover half of it.UNBELIEVEABLY REALISTIC AND TRUE is more like it.

 

If you ever stop writing I will be angry. :) 

 
amzazinLily said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm
wow, very sad but amazingly good! :)
 
SeeAndBelieve said...
Mar. 7, 2011 at 11:39 am
I cry each time I read this,because I understand how you feel.........
 
yasmina.tabbal said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm
Impressive and original.... Like honestly.
 
happi45 said...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm
that was amazing well thought and simple when i read the ending i went wow
 
Lil_Mz_Cookie said...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Oh wow i haven't read anything like this. So simple, but so deep! Loved it! keep up the amazing skills hun!
 
Lillie said...
Jan. 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Aw that was good, but sad.  I liked the simplicity of it though. 
 
haha4579 said...
Jan. 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm
Simple though AMAZING!!!!
 
emmernemmer said...
Jan. 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm
LOVED IT! KEEP WRITING!
 
MontyMayhem said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 11:07 pm
Wow. I have to agree with myriamjonasbieber, but that ending was just wow!
 
claudiathewho This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm
Wow, this is wonderful. At the end I smiled because I knew how you felt. I'm sure a lot of other girls feel this way too.
 
Cailon. said...
Dec. 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm
this is a great writing.I can relate to it very much! loved it!
 
WaterGirl23 said...
Dec. 15, 2010 at 12:43 pm
i love this! unfortunately this true with many girls & i understand how they feel. many people,not just girls, can relate to this. please keep writing :]
 
Softballcutie15 said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm
I LOVE!(: it was so good, but so sad! Great writing(:
 
OriginalCarbonation replied...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

i remember when i first read this in the mag i felt so moved i had to put it down for a minute, think it over, and control my emotions. then i re-read it. again. and again. and here it is again. and its still just as good.

great job!!

will you please read the poem i put on the writers workshop forum? its called The Story of Us. I feel like you could be alot of help with all of your talent. especially since i really love your writing style!

 
soccerkoritsi29 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm
i love this !its so true my boyfriend can be like that sometimes :p greatt job ! :)
 
Site Feedback