Life As A Tall Girl

July 16, 2010
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As I walk the crowded hallway I hear someone say,
“My, look at the girl coming this way!”
As usual, I stride like a model on the catwalk or
I pretend they’re just fans coming to gawk.

Some things you'll never get to see,
Unless you were as tall as me.
I see the world from a different view,
As I stand taller than you.

Many people stop and stare,
When they see me so tall standing there.
I've grown accustomed to your gaze,
While some may shun me, some are amazed.

I’ll never slump my shoulders,
I’ll always hold my head high and
I’ll look the world square in the eye.

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ashley said...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm
Wow, this is very nice. 
Claire34lover said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 10:38 am
This poem is great, my sister is tall too but she loves the attention. 
King said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm
I must forward this to my daughter, she is a tall one too. She is not alone, a great poem indeed. 
Dwight said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm
This poem is inspiration for all tall people out there.  
Harry said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 10:40 am
True indeed, this poem reflects inner self courage. 
Denden said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 10:39 am
Very proud of you, keep it up! FIVE STARS!
Marie said...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm
This is a wonderful poem, Shama. Good job!
Megan said...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 10:33 am
I LOVE IT, love it, love it. Why isn't she getting more ratings? I have no idea! 
Mike said...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 10:32 am
This is a really good poem, I love it. 
Micheal said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 10:56 am
You know, the interesting thing about this poem is it's not really deep, using I guess you could say high-concept language, it's simple yet at the end she brings in more of the famous I guess you could say poetic language. Wonderful piece, I must say. 
Kama said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 10:53 am
FIVE STARS. I truly enjoy the ending, it speaks to me. 
Simone said...
Sept. 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm
A real winner!!! This poem breathes life and really  encourages the reader. 
iluv2write said...
Sept. 2, 2010 at 10:34 am
I think it's good; I really like the ending though. You can tell the person who wrote this, is tall, she wouldn't be able to describe the girl so well. :)
marcnate said...
Aug. 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm
On the poem tip, it’s on point; the rhymes scheme, the word choice, all that. The message is uplifting; someone taking their situation, eating it and vomiting realness that everyone can ingest and gather nutrition. The author message says to me, “don’t let nobody steal your joy, cause ain’t no body stealing mine!” I love it.
GoldenLocs replied...
Sept. 2, 2010 at 6:33 pm
True indeed!
doglover said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm
This poem is not only for a tall girls but for short girls too. The lesson in the poem is that the girl stood up for herself and held her head high. SO even short girls are taunted; they too can stand up. Being tall is frustrating at times, guys are shorter than you and that's the first thing people comment on when they see you. Forget your nice nose or cute smile, it's always "Wow, you're tall." Hey that's life. FIVE STARS!
SHAWN JOHN said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 7:05 am
skywriter13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Thank you everyone. 
Rina12 said...
Aug. 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm
This poem is written not only from the heart but in depth into the life of a tall girl.  I feel for her and im 5'3'...
suzy123 said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm
This poem seems to be written from the depth of your heart. Continue to encourage other tall girls out there. I can relate to this because I was a tall girl too. 
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