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One to Speak

You just don’t understand
Because you’re you and not me
But all the same I need you
You’re what I’ll never be

I rhyme to catch your ear
And pause to catch my breath
I hope you can see the moon
For it will share the rest

I play my cards with purpose
A façade hides my secrets
Until you break the silence
I intend to keep it.

You think I’m naïve,
Well sir you’re one to speak.
I think you’re the one that’s fooled.
I turn the other cheek

Im not a little kid
So don’t treat me as such.
I know more than you think
And you don’t allow me much.

Think of it like this:
You can hide behind your words
But if you never speak,
You’ll never be heard.



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raeherron This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 11:30 am:
Love this poem :)  Very well said!
 
starstruk87b replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm :
thanks raeherron :)
 
raeherron This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm :
you're welcome starstruk87b :P
 
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ilovewriting95This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm:
Great job! This was really good! :)
 
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starstruk87b said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm:
thanks so much for the comments :)
 
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Eno-BladezThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm:
great job i love this poem i hope it get's published in a magizine.
 
starstruk87b replied...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:21 am :
haha so do i :) thanks
 
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TheSecretWriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 9:16 am:
Love, love, love the last stanza!  It's so true.  I plan to copy it to the inside cover of my notebook, so it can inspore me every day.
 
starstruk87b replied...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:20 am :
thats awesome! i cant believe my work had such a big impact on you. thank you for reading it :)
 
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iluff2sing said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm:
Awesome job! I love it! I know exactly what you mean. Great job conveying this emotion!
 
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