Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

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


I started to read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
          but it was too hard to bestrung out
          all the time
I started to watch "Gone with theWind"
          but it was too hard to be in love
          and die for someoneelse
I started to listen to the Beach Boys
          but it was too hard to behappy
          and I can't surf
I started to study the causes of World War II
          but it was too hard to be smart
          and I'm a pacifist
I started to dye myhair blue
          but it was too hard to be rebellious
          and it triggers myallergies
I started to hug my mother
          but it was too hard to feel herfrailty
and not think of my own
I started to mow the lawn
but it wastoo hard to fix the broken blade
          and besides, girls aren't to do thosethings
I started to do my makeup
          but it was too hard to be superficial
          and I'm not skinny
I started to think I had a future
          but it was too hardwhen no one else thought so
          and after all, they know best.



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






Join the Discussion

This article has 1 comment. Post your own now!

PoetikMuzykLuver said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm
WOE...POWERFUL
 
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback