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I Wish I Could be a Peanuts Character

I wish I could be more like Marcie
I would respect my authority and call them ‘Sir’

I wish I could be more like Franklin
I would appreciate my heritage and not criticize others for theirs

I wish I could be more like Frieda
I would be more proud of my hair and my self, ‘naturally curly’ or not

I wish I could be more like Shermy
I would follow my gut instinct, even if it means always being a shepherd

I wish I could be more like Peppermint Patty
I would always keep what I like, even sandals in the winter

I wish I could be more like Snoopy
I would be brave, even if that means landing a fighter jet

I wish I could be more like Lucy
I would give people help and advice for a dime, even less if I felt like it

I wish I could be more like Schroeder
I would devote my life to my favorite activities because I felt like it

I wish I could be more like Pig-Pen
I would keep my memories and travels close to me

I wish I could be more like Linus
I would stay true to my friends, both people and childhood treasures

I wish I could be more like Rerun
I would never stop hoping for my dreams to come true, dog or otherwise

I wish I could be more like Charlie
I would remember that popularity is not as important as kindness

I wish I could be more like Woodstock
I would remember to talk less, sing more, whistle more, and listen more

I wish I could be more like Peggy
I would appreciate the nice guy for his kind and sweet heart

I wish I could be more like Sally
I would only fall madly in love once for the guy who is perfect for me



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StoryWeaver said...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 12:11 am:
This was so cute! And there was actually a morale to it also. Even though it was so repetitive, I loved it, and I love the Peanuts!
 
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silence-is-loud said...
Jan. 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm:
I love the way you taught a life lesson in such a fun, creative way. keep up the good work!
 
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writingrocks said...
Jan. 22, 2011 at 6:56 am:
I loved the format of the whole poem! I understand how we all want to be "different" so to speak, but this was an original idea. It is very imaginative as well, and I have to give you credit for that, too. Could you please check out my poem, "Learn"?
 
iwriter42This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm :
i'm glad you liked it!  and i will definitely read your poem!
 
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poetryaddict35 said...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm:
I love the Peanuts! Great poem. The whole time I was reading I was wondering who you would decide to put last as your closer. Nice ending!
 
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ImaginedangerousThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm:

I love Peanuts... your poem focuses on the ideal. 

 

'I wish I could be more like Lucy/ I would laugh every time Charlie fell for the football trick again'? ...Nah. :)

 
iwriter42This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jan. 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm :
oh, that's a good one!  oh, lucy, there are so many things we can learn from you... thanks for the feedback :) 
 
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