Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

How You Like Me Now

You look past me, 
Blank gazes pass
I'm invisible to you
An empty seat in class

You're put together
Not a flaw in sight
Everyone loves you
Your smile so bright 

I'm just a mess
I strive to be unbroken 
Ending up alone
My words unspoken 

Perfect is what you are
It's all I want to be
All you do so effortlessly 
The opposite of me

You laughed to your friends
When you noticed me once
I didn't wear the trends
I've changed since that then

If you could see me now
I'd be the coveted one
You'd only wonder how
Then summon your scowl 

You'd envy me instead
Dreaming to be like me
I'd get to your head
I broke my way in. 

I whisper to my mirror,
How you like me now



Join the Discussion


This article has 1 comment. Post your own!

Poetryfaces This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm:
I like the comparison that you illustrate throughout the poem. I also think you did a good job of creating a consistent flow from the beginning to the end. Nice job :)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback