Not Them, Not Anymore

August 12, 2011
I used to
Wanna be those teens
Who could go anywhere and do
What they want of their own means

I used to wanna be the girl
Who wasn’t afraid to walk away from her
Parents and unfurl
From herself and from being an actor

I used to wanna be
Able to leave anytime with my friends
To do what I want and see
Who I am and have boyfriends

But not anymore
Not them, not anymore

Sitting here
In the van
With my parents, brother, and sister
The area I scan
There are the teens
Ones that I wanna be like
That can do what they want of their own means
But I am so unlike
Them and then the song comes on
And I can smell the rain
Train sings Drops of Jupiter on the radio
And I’m glad I’m me
And not them

I’m good with my family
I don’t need to run
I’m good with my siblings and mommy and daddy
It’s fun

I don’t need to be someone else

Not them
Not anymore

Just me

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DawnieRae said...
Oct. 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm
I love this  one Kyla! 
AvidReader said...
Aug. 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm
Especially liked this one, Kyla! Good job :)
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