December 24, 2008
By Kailin Cannon, Yorktown, TX

Glass half empty,
Glass half full,
Become a puppet,
Or have strings to pull,

Flow without meaning,
Down a river so slow,
Or get hold of a paddle,
And conquer as you go,

Be led by others,
Or lead them yourself,
Be a top-notch model,
Or an old book on a shelf,

Don’t think that the choice,
Is someone else’s to choose,
Sound you own voice,
Or be a mat for their shoes,

Glass half empty,
Glass half full,
Choices, choices,
Full up the bowl.

The author's comments:
This piece of poetry was originally assigned as homework for my English class. It was titled as an Advice Poem. I know by what I've seen that a lot of teens are followers, not leaders, and are influenced a lot by their friends. I just wanted to let every teen out there know that choices in your life big or small are always ones that are yours, not anyone else's, to make.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Aug. 8 2009 at 1:40 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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i loved it! <3, Kayla

on Aug. 7 2009 at 1:37 pm
Wow. My friends think I'm crazy beacuse I lead and don't follow, but this poem is really inspiring. Keep writing you're really good.

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