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I could have thought of better words to say
Better clothes to wear
Better foods to eat
Better times to sleep
But I didn’t, and that’s just me

I could have given you better advice
Given you better gifts
Given you better apologies
Given you better lies
But I didn’t, and that’s just me

I could have told you not to wear that outfit
Told you not to take that path
Told you not to date that loser
Told you not to choose that answer
But I didn’t, and that’s just me

I could have chosen to be the same
Chosen to follow along
Chosen to sip Budweiser
Chosen to smoke that dope
But I didn’t, and that’s just me




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iWriteToExpressThouqhts said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm:
this is awesome . your poems are truely powerful . keep up the fantastic work .please check and rate mine .
 
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sillyaardvarkabc said...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm:
I love this, it's one of my favorite pieces on Teenink!
 
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hhfurrow said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 5:05 am:
i like this. it kinda sound like an encouragement and inspiration piece. inspiring teens not to be pressured into doing stuff that can harm them. its brilliant!
 
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life_of_a_leaf said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm:
amazing! being "just you" is always the best choice in life.
 
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savinGrace said...
Jan. 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm:
awesome! This is really good, be your self, "but I didn't, and that's just me". I love it.
 
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despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm:
I agree with alayapoetgirl that was great! Simple but with a virtuous meaning. Great work! And thanks so so so much for the comments on "June 20, 2009 (c)" and "June 23, 2009 (a)" I really really really appreciate it!
 
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alayapoetgirl said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 4:16 am:
You are awsome, for writing that poem, Im gonna add it to my favorite poems. You send a good message through this poem and thats where the talent comes in. You are an articulet poet. And thanx for the comment check out my page again.
 
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iluvfruitbasket3 said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm:
i loveit the ending is great i can relate to just being yourself
 
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