To Be Quite Honest...

What goes through a thirteen year-old girl's mind... is not what you think.
I'm sure you all were thirteen once, but...
things have changed!!!
Were not from when you were thirteen.

Yeah...
Sure...

We all have thought about boys...
or how evil a teacher is...
or how gross the school lunch it... (which... to be quite honest... it pretty good)
or when you have to listen to your parents...
or when you can't stand your mom's new/old boyfriend...

Yeah...
Sure...

But I'm sure...
you've felt odd being the only single one around... (which... to be quite honest... feels good)
you've thought that a teacher was staring at you funny...
you've thought the school lunch was gross...
you've gone through the same thing...

Yeah...
Sure...

I guess were the same...
being single is fun...
it turns out the teacher just does that...
the school lunch actually turned out to be good.
and boyfriends come and go like days (which... to be quite honest... is a lie for some)

Yeah...
Sure...

But then there are those days...
where grown ups have no idea whats going on(which... to be quite honest... happens a lot)
where grown ups dont know what to do
espeacially when you need them the most
where grown ups are just there to yell at you

Yeah...
Sure...

All us girls have gone through most the same.
but why?
Why do we all go through the same?
Shouldn't we all live different lives?(which... to be quite honest... we don't)
I like being different!!!

Yeah...
Sure...

Why do we want to be different anyways?
I like being different...
but then to be different I end up being completly like my friends...
Life is just like that "Cute Is What We Aim For" lyric:
"Same s***, different day"

Yeah...
Sure...

I hope this poem helped showing you want goes through a thriteen year-old's mind.
We don't stay focused, do we?
I went from explaining something to relizeing something.
We do it everyday.
I hope you can see it.





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Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm
found this poem by chance so i know its like wo years later but anyway!!! Well im 13 at the moment and i started writing like 6 months ago and i've never looked back (well i have but you know what i mean!!) i liked the poem and obiviousily as im 13 i can relate..!!!
 
HopelessWritter said...
Feb. 21, 2009 at 11:17 pm
Thank you very much jellyinthesky!!!
 
jellyinthesky said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 11:01 am
you show great promise young grasshopper. i liked your use of repetition, and your stepping outside the box (not focusing on rhyming, just letting the poem takes you where it wants too). one, thing i would recommend is maybe not saying things like "i hope this poem helped you..." in the actual poem itself. save that for the author's comments thing. if you really want to get that message in the poem itself try saying something like "and maybe these words can help you understand what goes throu... (more »)
 
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