I Can't Stand...

March 31, 2009
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Here are some things that I can’t stand—
the people I sometimes wish we’re banned

The girl who plays dumb for attention and

the boy who likes the act
The girl who argues with emotions and

doesn’t respect another’s beliefs
The man who inhales his cancer stick and

sends the toxins back in the air for me to breathe
The woman who assumes from looks and

judges before she gets to know
The man who claims he can’t change and

continues to hurt those he loves
The woman who acts as if everything is okay and

shields her eyes from the horrors of the world

But of all these people, the one I can’t stand the most—

The one who doesn’t believe in herself—
But yet that person is me.

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Mikal said...
Apr. 24, 2009 at 11:47 pm
This poem is so true. I love ur honesty. That makes this poem pure. I also like how you compared candle stick to a cigarette.
WWAce92 said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm
Vary good I enjoy it because your readers can not only aplly it to you but to themselves. Thankyou for taking the time to read my work. I hope you read more I will defenitly enjoy reading yours.
Hannah:] said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 1:55 am
thank you so much!
forever_dancer said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 1:40 am
oh...that was ...simply...striking.. and heart-wrenching.. all at the same time
gurujufu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm
Wow...that was just great. Great body and an even better ending. Keep the good poetry coming.
EdytD said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 8:25 pm
i like it; just a few things: but and yet mean the same thing, so you're contradicting yourself there; also, you don't need that apostrophe in the "were" on the first line. But i like the spacing - it's different than the way most people would put it (the natural way seems to be to put the two lines about the same person together, but i like it more the way you have it.)
eikcaj_xoxo27 said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 12:53 pm
this poem is wonderful. good job! (:
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