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Too Old for Ice Cream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

You say, “I'm too old for that.”

I say, “Too old for ice cream?
How can you be
Too old for a food?
Does age eat away
At your taste buds?
Does it flip a switch
And decide that at
55 and past your prime
There are foods
You can't consume?
Do you treat Time
Like you treat
Closet monsters?
Does it get to decide
The things on your mind
What you should like
What you should eat
Dad.
Why can't you just
Take a bite out of life
And eat this ice cream?”

He chuckles.
“I said I was too cold.”

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fxxxx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 19, 2012 at 8:13 am:
i love this!! great work :D
 
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iHope said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm:
I truly loved the ending of this; it made me smile! Keep up the good work!
 
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beautifulspiritThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 8:03 am:
I like this---the way you portrayed Time. Good job~
 
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Alon_Freevoice said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 5:06 am:
LOL.. im to cold... but not old
 
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Raytheraym said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm:
I like it. It made me laugh. But, one thing that caught my eye was that at the beginning it says "you say," so at the end it should say "you chuckle" instead of he.
 
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KonyaB!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm:
I LOVE IT!!!! So cute. :D
 
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