August 5, 2009
You see a girl as she walks by.
She seems so confident,
Her head held high.
On her face seems to be a smirk,
Around her waist,
A long peasant skirt.
She seems to be beautiful,
Or, to you, on the inside.
Because her face, you said, is one she should hide.
But her face is set with determination.
She knows her goal.
Ease on down the road
Without ever hurting a soul.
You can’t help but
Stop and stare.
She looks so different.
But she doesn’t care.
I want to be that girl.
She seems to have a lot of fun.
While she strides through life,
And shines like the Sun.
I snap out of my daydream,
And realize that the girl
That I want to be,
Had the same face as
I look in the mirror,
And it is so.
The girl that I want to be
Is truly
I look down the hall
And try to imagine that beautiful, confident girl.
Looking into the Sun,
And smiling to the world.
I smile to my reflection,
And close my locker door.
Prepared to be someone
For everyone to adore.
Someone who shines like the Sun,
While marching to the beat of her own drum.
I walk down the hall,
Prepared to be,
A whole new, different person.
But still be

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J. Rae :) said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm
I always loved this poem. I think you read it as a speech three years ago? Anyways, it can really boost some young girl's confidence if thry read this.
Ann_Hill789 replied...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm
Yes, I did do this as a speech, along with the poem "Girl in the Glass." I, unfortunately did not write that one. But thanks!
J. Rae :) replied...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm
Wait, so you copied the idea? And posted it as an original poem on teenink?
Ann_Hill789 replied...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm
This poem was originally my poem which I wrote as an English assignment. Mrs. Griffen showed me "Girl in the Glass" because it fit the theme, and I needed something else to do as a speech. Doing "Me" alone was too short.
J. Rae:) replied...
Apr. 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm


Okay, well anyways the poem still rocks.

Daddy said...
Sept. 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm
When I read this poem I have mixed emotions. How proud I am of your abilities to write a poem as truly wonderful as this one, and how sad I am to realize my little girl is not a little girl anymore. I love you and I hope your poem gets posted.
Aunt Konnie said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm
Wonderful!!!! Keep writing!! I remember being your age and writing poems and then lost that somehow as I grew up. Its very productive self expression and I hope you never lose that!!!
Darlene said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 9:57 am
Katelynn, your poem was wonderful. I'm proud of you!
Sister said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 9:32 am
Very good, Katelynn. Keep writing and thinking.
Ms. Connie said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 9:35 pm
Very well written, Katelynn. You have a unique way of expressing your thoughts so that others can read and actually feel what you are thinking.
Natalie M said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm
Nice work, Katelynn. I hope the contest goes well!
6vikingfans said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm
Great poem! I like the way you discussed what every young girl typically goes through!
Trisha T. said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 10:23 am
I always admire those who have the gift of rhyme AND can still make a cohesive sounding story/poem/etc. Good for you, Katelynn! My "poems" always sound like childish nursery rhymes...on the other hand, yours is very "grown up" sounding (by the way, I'm 27!) Good choice of topic to write about, too.
believing said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 9:36 am
Like the way you notice other people, but still see the worthwhile differences of individuals and aspire to what God wants to see in each of us.
M. Spence said...
Sept. 6, 2009 at 10:22 pm
Absolutely beautiful, Katelynn. I'm so proud of you.
Katelynn S. replied...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 7:24 am
thank you so much mrs. spence. and thanks to you to grandma. it means so much to me that you actually read this and commented.
grandma said...
Sept. 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm
Katelynn this is truly a great poem. Keep up the Good are a great gal.
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