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

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   Shepherd Girl

All the other sheep were jumping off the cliff
and stupid me
decided to also. It wasn't until halfway
down, that I decided
I shouldn't have jumped.
We drifted there,
falling like metal, hitting
not very hard but enough to dent.
Too bad I didn't have someone to break my fall.

Awkwardly I stare in the mirror,
trying to talk myself into
the falsity
that mirrors lie.
Thinking I was unharmed
and believing I looked fine
I went around the pasture chomping on
habitual lies and phony smiles.
I would rather be the page boy, than one
only showing love in the mirror.

by Adrienne G., Gilford, NH


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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