Just Like Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Withbig blue eyes staring right at me
He tells a joke that I told last week
Hehears that's not funny coming from me
Be nice Mom says he's only trying to belike me
Well it's pretty annoying I say then walk away
Leaving thesix-year-old standing there
A few hours later some toys are gone
Of coursethey're in his room scattered around
As I pick them up he starts toscream
Leave them be Mom says he's just trying to be like me
At nighttimebefore I go out he wants to go and see what it's all about
Of course I say noyou can't go again he starts to scream
Don't be mean says Mom he just wants tobe with me
I roll my eyes and walk out the door leaving all the voices behindme
Just trying to be like me I sigh
As the hours go by and I come home to asilent house
I think good time to relax alone in my room
Within minutesfootsteps come along
A little figure stands in the darkness waiting
For meto yell at him like he did something wrong
What I ask waiting for some stupidlittle question
He looks and then walks to my bed
I hear a voice saying Ilove you
I tell him I love you too
Now go back to bed and leave mebe
Then I think it's pretty cool he's just trying to be like me

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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itsjustmeHannah said...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm
This is such a sweet poem! i love it and i know how you feel, i also have a little brother who wants to be 'just like me'. good job! :)
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