I Would Rather ... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     Fight the dragon with no sword or shield
Jump from Everest unready to fly
Beat the mighty waves back from the ocean shore
Evade a hailstorm of screaming bullets
Stand through raging winds
Cross thousands of frozen miles with only bare feet
Gather the stars from heaven in one swipe
Swim through oceans of blazing fire
Battle the massive Goliath
Gaze into the eyes of Medusa
Return to problems of the past
One hundred times over I would rather repeat these tasks
Than face my future


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Elizabeth25 said...
Oct. 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm
Amazing job
 
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Mar. 14, 2016 at 10:28 pm
Felt a small pit in my chest reading this. The title reminds me of the "Would you rather?" game kids play and seems to highlight the contrast between the dread and inevitability of growing up. Love it.
 
wizad said...
Nov. 17, 2015 at 7:41 am
its pretty good
 
WOWriting said...
Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:07 am
Sounds rough :) Nice poem, keep writing!
 
Book-Kitty said...
Dec. 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm
That is too true!
 
V.V.42 said...
Dec. 4, 2013 at 1:56 am
Amazing job! :)
 
Esanssi said...
Mar. 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm
I found this VERY relatable. Excellent work. 
 
brenthatesmeimsure said...
Nov. 9, 2008 at 5:39 am
this is a great poem!! i hope you know that
 
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