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Let me Go (An Ode to Overprotective Parents) This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Tied down by blaring yellow caution tape
Boxed, secluded in desolate ignorance
You said, “Life's a labyrinth of lies and ­corruption”
But who is to say what life is?
Yes, the sins, the sorrows
The uncertain tomorrows
May sound daunting,
Almost haunting
But imagine that box of chocolates

Imagine that box of possibilities
Of Life's little treasures
Of Life's hard-knock lessons
If only, if only
That box was opened up for me to see

Let me Go
To scale the world on my own two feet
Let me Go
To flail my arms and legs into the chasm of reality
Living without risk is like living without reason
Your chains that seize me, in life's governing, are an act of treason

Tied down by blaring yellow caution tape
But I'm ready to cross those yellow lines
Ready to register the traffic lights as green
Whether it is high-paced or steady
I am more than ready
Leaving this nest to create my own space
Life's a box of chocolates; I want a taste
Facing trials and tribulations head on
Even if it means heading off,
Without you by my side

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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katinthehat said...
May 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm
stroy of my life lol awesome job :)
eliza03 said...
May 28, 2010 at 9:10 am

i love you BillyJoeBobKellyGeorge<3

keep doing what your doing, I know your going places hun.

maddielissa said...
May 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm
thats really good! keep on writing!
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