What Being A Teenager Is Really Like

April 25, 2018
By EyesofIris SILVER, South Burlington, Vermont
EyesofIris SILVER, South Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be." -Anonymous


I am a broken traveller

My compass fell long ago

Now it's leading another lost soul.

I left my map

Somewhere in the dense forest

Now it's finding it's own way home.

I dropped my backpack

Trying to climb over a fallen tree

Now all my food is decomposing in the ground.

I am a broken traveller.

My shoes were abandonedĀ 

They never helped me anyway

Now they're worthless litter that once were mine.

I forgot about my jacket

While dodging a ruthless bear

Now all he has is ripped up nylon.

I don't have a compass

A map, a backpack, shoes, a jacket.

I lost them all

In the dense forestĀ 

Of growing up.

I am a broken traveller.


The author's comments:

I wrote this about growing up, and how it's like being alone in a forest, with no map telling you where to go or what to do or what to say. You lose all these things that you had when you were younger, like innocence, and all you can do is keep going and try to make it out alive.


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