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

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   Don't put me on a pedestal

Maybe I'm afraid of heights, and

Anyway

I don't deserve your respect.

My smile is too big and my

Words are too awkward.

I may appear enlightened but

I live in the dark, and yet

All that you see radiating from my frame

Is light, Light, LIGHT.

Maybe you should adjust your perception of

Excellence

Or just take off those rose-colored glasses.

My life is not all

Parties and predicaments,

Fun and games,

Black and white.

I am complex and I deserve

To be misundersood,

Not marveled at.

So don't put me on a pedestal

When you're the one whose feet

Never touch the ground.




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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laliel said...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 11:31 pm
Ha i love it good work
 
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