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And then
They all tell you that
It's for
Your own good,
And when you
Ask
“Why”
There's no reply
Except
That
Child-dreaded

“Because.”
You can ask
And ask
But
Resolute adults
Always chide
With a stinging

“Because.”

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






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Loyie said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 11:52 am
Sophie,
I think all kids get that answer. I really relate. If in general you think your parents make good decisions, sometimes you just have to trust them that the "because" is for a good reason - that for some reason you aren't ready to know.
I really like your word choices in this poem.
 
Sophia Alys N. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm
I wrote this while I was mad at my parents!
 
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