Just Being a Teenager MAG

September 7, 2009
By MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.


I've heard it so often,
I've seen it so much –
and all I think
is, How Dare You?
How dare you put the blame on us!
Is it our fault we're growing up?
Isn't that what you want us to do?
You take away the fun
and leave behind the serious.
You say we're too young
to worry about certain things,
But at the same time
you say we're too old
to act like children.
As soon as something goes wrong
and you don't understand,
The first thing
to hit your lips is,
they're just being Teenagers.
How Dare You?!
We try to hold on
to the kid inside,
but now we're too immature.
We try to let go of the kid inside (and it's a crazy ride) –
now we worry too much!
What do you want?!
Don't you see
that who you want us to be
is driving us all crazy?
Don't you remember
what it was like?
The tears, stress, and worry?
The reason we say
you don't know what it's like
to be a teen today
Is because you never stop to listen
without contradicting.
You always say to grow up,
but don't grow up too fast.
Just choose between the two!
That's why we all come out
in such a mess.
Being a teen
is all about being in between.
The mess that's never us.
That's why most of us
choose to leave,
'cause we're tired and sick –
of being in between.
We're tired of being teens.
We just want to be ourselves,
without you contradicting.


The author's comments:
This is my view on it, Is all your views the same or should i change 'all' teens perspective to 'some' teens perspective?

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on Feb. 8 2011 at 8:13 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

:(  Im sorry that you feel that way,

I'm glad to have something you can relate to though :)  I know its always nice to find something relatable.


on Feb. 1 2011 at 10:32 am
HisPurePrincess ELITE, Flemington, New Jersey
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really, really love this.  it's how i feel a lot.  I do hate being 17.  if only i could go back to just 16!  it was the perfect age...now i can't get away with anything.

on Mar. 3 2010 at 7:24 am
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

.. I spelled the wrong right.. it should be write :) But you all know what I mean.. lol. sorry

on Mar. 3 2010 at 7:23 am
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

Hmm.. I will have to remember this and take it into consideration.. I am the oldest in my family and have 2younger sisters and a younger brother. Thank you for your thoughts and I'm happy to be able to right something people can relate to so well.

on Mar. 3 2010 at 7:22 am
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

Lol Thanks for your thoughts, glad you liked it!

on Mar. 3 2010 at 7:21 am
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

Some people do, some don't- and we love the ones who do get it :) Thank you for your comment.

on Mar. 3 2010 at 7:20 am
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

Thank you :) and yes, everyone makes mistakes; we're all only human after-all.

kay.kay SILVER said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 11:20 am
kay.kay SILVER, Imboden, Arkansas
9 articles 5 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
be who u are never change for someone be who u wanna be

by the way luv ur poem its very emotion al i think u put alot into it

kay.kay SILVER said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 11:20 am
kay.kay SILVER, Imboden, Arkansas
9 articles 5 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
be who u are never change for someone be who u wanna be

ur right every1 blames us when you no what every1 makes mistakes and no matter what we do we shldnt be treated like we do they blame everything on us and its bizzar

bmmssb said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:35 am
i love this poem and it makes a really good point and i feel the same way because my brother is 18 an he gets blamed for nothing.EVER. but when somthing comes up or something goes wrong my sister and i always get the blame for everything itz like are brother doesnt exsist anymore. It getz really annoying, and i get tired of it.

on Mar. 1 2010 at 7:11 pm
babigerl1194 PLATINUM, Margaretville, New York
23 articles 10 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
wat doesnt kill you only makes you stronger

RIGHT ON. great style, great message. keep it up.

on Mar. 1 2010 at 3:59 pm
kaileeboo BRONZE, Ravenna, Ohio
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you right they dont get it

on Sep. 28 2009 at 2:37 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

Lol, Thanks xD

on Sep. 27 2009 at 4:45 pm
Lover_that_Hates DIAMOND, Reynolds, Georgia
76 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She was fascinated with words. To her words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combinded with other words to create powerful spells." From: Lighting(By: Dean Koontz)

All I have to say is 'Amen."


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