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Don't Grow Up!

July 26, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Don't grow up dear Ava,
It isn't what you think.

It isn't all pretty,
It makes your heart sink.

Everybody knows your name,
but nobody cares.

They see your tears,
but offer blank stares.

Don't grow up dear Ava,
It isn't what you think!

It isn't very fun,
being so stressed out.

This shouldn't happen,
I feel so ugly and stout.

I'm only in Eighth grade,
but Ava I know what's up.

This world is bad,
spoiled like a poison cup.

Don't grow up dear Ava,
It isn't what you think!

I feel the pain of words,
hurled at me through notes.

I carry the world,
no hope or antidotes.

I don't want to show you,
the world, it's so cruel!

I don't want you to know,
what it's like in school!

Don't grow up dear Ava,
It isn't what you think!


The author's comments:
To my six month old sister Ava; Don't grow up dear Ava, it isn't what you think.

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midnightwoah said...
on Aug. 5 2014 at 7:05 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

True, being an adult isn't what teenagers make it cracked up to be. I enjoyed reading the rythmes in the stanzas and being able to relate easily! Keep writing :)

on Aug. 4 2014 at 12:31 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

The worl is a crule, cold world. I can connect to this. All I can say is your poem is very powerful and wonderfully written, Liv.Harris. Thank you for sharing this!


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