Get Out Before You Get In

March 19, 2008
By Katie Seddon, Cincinnati, IA

Teenage babies, you’re so absurd
Conforming to their every word
Do this one day, something else the next
Never stopping to question, never thinking to ask
It’s what everyone’s doing, it must be right
Even if it makes you cry at night
Do your makeup, fix your hair
No matter what, no one will care
As long as you look just like them
As long as you’re pretty, as long as you blend
Don’t stand out and you’ll be okay
You have to be willing to give your heart away
You can’t afford to be yourself when it’s all you’ve got
Surrender your soul for something store-bought
Paint you nails, pierce your ears
Then cry if you must, but no one will hear
Wipe your eyes before they see
But if you never give in, you’ll never be free
If you be yourself you’ll pay the price
But it’s better than living in a world of fake-nice
Wear what you want, say what you feel
Any wound they inflict will eventually heal

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This article has 3 comments.

on May. 2 2011 at 10:08 am
yourmom08 SILVER, Vernon, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"everyone will eventually hurt you, you just have to find the right person worth suffering for"

i really like this one, it tells alot about teens trying to fit in these days just to feel accepted.

Sencere BRONZE said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 8:26 pm
Sencere BRONZE, Annapolis, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Why am I fighting to live, when I'm just living to fight. Why am I trying to see when there ain't nothing in sight. Why am I trying to give when no one gives me a try. Why am I dying to live, when I'm just living to die.

wow that is so true

on Jun. 15 2010 at 6:49 pm
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

Wow this is just simply amazing!!! so great at summing up teenage experience and drama-you hit it right on the head!!!! awesome job-just so good!!!! please check out some of my work it would mean a lot coming from somenone who could write a poem like this!!!

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