Not your typical 17-year-old girl MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   

Seventeen-year-old girls
do not needtheir parents
watching over their every move.
They think they arebetter than that.

They rebel
from the institutionof
childhood,
rushing to join the institutionof
adulthood.

So how come
sitting in the hospital'swheelchair
waiting to undergo a CAT scan,
I long to hear mymother's voice
saying,
"Samantha, everything will be okaynow.
Your father and I are here with you.
Or, my father
Reciting
Madeline
From memory?

The housedoctor
comes to put
the I.V. in my vein
I proudly hold tight tomy
daddy's hand
I am a seventeen-year-old girl
I should bebrave!
Then why at the sight of
a needle do I shiver infear?

Seventeen-year-old girls
are supposed to bestrong.
So why do I find some
comfort knowing that my mommy
isjust "resting her eyes"
in the bed next to mine?

Iroll over.
It's time to go to sleep
on the pediatric floor
andmore so in room 432.
I hold tight to
"Mr. Bear,"
Mychildhood protector.
Scared to death,
I drift off to sleep
notcaring that
I am a seventeen-year-old girl
on the verge ofadulthood.
I am glad just being:
"Daddy's littlegirl,"
"Mommy's princess,"
Samantha



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i love this so much!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 10:48 am
goldmansharone GOLD, Boulder, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people
What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
You'll never shine if you don't glow.
Selfishness is a horrible trait.

This is really good. I can relate a little. I am not going through any tough things, but I still am a teenage girl who totally needs my parents! I can't imagine life without their warmth and love.

on Jan. 2 2011 at 12:37 am
sparkledreamer SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"There's a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive... wormhole refractors... You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold." - The Doctor

it was really good, one thing would be that you should make sure that you put a space between words. other than that it was very good.

on Sep. 14 2010 at 9:09 pm
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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wow 5/5. i've hd some similar experiences of late and you captured it really well

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on Nov. 10 2009 at 9:16 am
emyxbaby, Dayton, Ohio
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This is so good, i can really relate. <3


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