Golden Years This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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So this is it
The best years of our lives
Start looking toward the future
They say it’s coming fast
But keep your head turned over your shoulder
So you can see who’s stabbing you in the back
This time
Don’t be late for class maybe you’ll learn something
But be careful not to be yourself
People are watching
Keep those grades up and fill out applications
You have standards to meet
But don’t mind the pressure to succeed
The stress is taking years off of your life
So you won’t have to deal with it as long
Have fun at that party
It’s what being young is all about
But be ready to handle the consequences of
That one drink
That one guy
That one word to that one friend
Can you? Because
Congratulations
This is it
The best years of our lives



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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Shania M. said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm
Thats really good, and i can relate to it well. Nice job, I love it!!
 
melodylake18 said...
Jan. 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm
This poem is amazing and is the truth. I love it.
 
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