Teenage Rebellion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Why?
the mom cries, why purple
hair? Your hair
was so beautiful before and now
it's disgusting, and the daughter
doesn't care, why
not? she says.
Deduct, says
the teacher,
I hate
geometry, says
the girl, and scrawls
big black
letters on her
notebook, I don't
want to be here,
she knows.
And writes,
I got asked
to the dance and
why not? He's
okay, I guess, in
her journal, she's
not doing her math homework, well
sometimes you can't deduct, you
know?
Sometimes I wish I knew
she writes, where I'm going - You're
going to be late! yells
her mom, and it's
true, but I don't
care, she thinks, if
I'm late to school 'cause
sometimes you can't deduct, and usually
you don't know, and
Sometimes I wish I knew,
she writes.
I wish I knew what I need to be.


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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Kye-Elipse said...
Jan. 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm
this is some pretty heart felt stuff it fells like my life
 
HoneyMachine said...
Jan. 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm
I enjoyed the poem but I would change "deduct" to another word that relates more.
 
Eater This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 13, 2015 at 11:17 am
mad deeeeeep
 
authoress17 said...
Oct. 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm
Amazing work. I can relate to this poem. Great use of emotion. Keep on writing.
 
Athena17 said...
Jul. 24, 2014 at 9:47 pm
"I wish I knew what I need to be"... so relateable. I love this!   
 
remember16 said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 7:46 am
i love this !!!! i can relate to the part that says i wish i knew what i need to be, i feel the same way with my mom all the time!  keep up the good work, you should check out some of my poetry please!! i think you would like it but if not again i loved this poem 5 stars rated.
 
^^shantel^^ said...
May 13, 2010 at 10:43 am
I love this poem because I feel the same way @ times. "I wish I knew what I need to be"
 
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