Do You Care? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Do You Care?

my voice,
thought ordinary,
plain.
my voice,
unheard,

different in a land of same
no category
not preppy nor jock
different in a land of same.

censored.
words not heard;
meanings not listened to.

no chinos for me.
for me, not my school self
but my dream,
my dream
of a speaker
with no boundaries limiting words
that flow from my eager lips.

a freedom fighter,
a '60s thinker,
trapped in the chains of the '50s
full in the words of a mistrusting community:
normal = good.

speak with me
and with me
normal
will be the lie
that it really is.
there will be
no normal.
i will be me and you?
you will be you.
i am a love lover
and a hate hater.
i care
about finding the truth.
do you?

by A. W., Newton, MA


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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MissCue said...
Mar. 21, 2010 at 10:54 pm
Finally... a good poem!
 
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