Life for a 17 yr. Old

January 8, 2010
By Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
22 articles 5 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have


Life For A 17 yr Old

Tall happiness fills my empty cup
My past, present, and unknown future
Echo’s of laughter haunt my present
Rock music, thick books, long silences
Stubborn consciousness follows my every step
Wash strands of regret. Squeaky clean.

Fresh day, some schooling, slow torture
Math swirls fiercely inside my head
Breeze thru 3rd and 4th periods
Smiling simple in history and gov.
Slowly but determinedly I finish weekdays
Then mentally prepare myself thru weekends

Go home, do chores, do homework
Do more chores, long for freedom
Pride’s collar and leash choke me
Inwardly I argue, outwardly I smile
Parents, teachers, adults decide my future
Boy, it’s good to be back.


The author's comments:
I was so scared to do this but a good teacher of mine encouraged me.

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Milo! said...
on Mar. 10 2010 at 4:05 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.

on Feb. 17 2010 at 6:16 pm
Emily_Nicole BRONZE, Caledonia, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Your face is a photograph of your feelings. Vulnerability is your strength.

love it, kepp writin

on Feb. 12 2010 at 4:18 pm
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
22 articles 5 photos 146 comments

Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

yea, thnx... :D

on Feb. 11 2010 at 12:48 am
Alexander Pollak GOLD, San Francisco, California
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Hey, I really dig this poem. Your descriptions of school and your life are very strong. The line "rock music, thick books, long silences" especially spoke to me. Personally, I would stick with this, non-rhyming style. The other poem was good too, but often for me rhyming restricts the message I want to get across in my work. Oh, and thanks for the feedback on my work! I really appreciate it.

on Feb. 10 2010 at 8:47 pm
crazyforchrist GOLD, Sidney, Ohio
13 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
1 timothy 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

I think this is very good. simple but has a meaning I can connect to. keep it up :)


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