Locked WIith A Key

March 11, 2010
By english_lvr15 BRONZE, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
english_lvr15 BRONZE, Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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They said he was weird
Kind of
And spacey
I heard what they said
I listened
I opened my imaginary mouth
And out came silent words
Floating through the air
With no affect
I would have said something
If my mouth wasn’t
Locked with a key
Too bad I threw it out

They said she was a dumb
Kind of
And awkward
I heard what they were saying
I listened
I knew that they were wrong
I tried to open my mouth
And say no
But I sealed it with a zipper
And the zipper
Was jammed

Yesterday they did something to that boy
And that girl
After school
In the parking lot
I saw what they were doing
I watched
I put my fists up
And ran
But stopped
Only After one step
I would have said something
I would have stopped them
For doing
What they did
Too bad I pinky swearad
I should have crossed my fingers
Behind my back

Sometimes they say mean things about me
That I’m anti social
Kind of
And Shy
I heard what they were saying about me
I saw people listening
They all listened
No one said a thing
I waited
And waited
It seemed like
All of their mouths
Were locked with a key
Too bad they all threw it out

The author's comments:
Teen Ink

Dear Editors,

I am a seventh grader from Germantown Academy Middle School located in suburban Philadelphia. Every year it is required for each student to submit a piece of work for publication. This is my first time submitting one of my works but I am very exited. I chose Teen Ink because it seemed to fit the age group and moral of my poems. I love to write, and I thought I would be interesting to try something new.

I have attached a copy of my poem Locked with a Key. I wrote this poem because I have been in many situations where I could have stood up for someone and have not. But when I am in a tough situation myself I expect people to help. I hope that while reading this poem you think about the consequences of not being independent in your thoughts and decisions. I hope that you enjoy my poem and think it worthy of publication.

Sincerely yours,


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This article has 2 comments.

Animegirz said...
on Mar. 29 2010 at 4:03 pm
Hi there! I really like the poem and picture. Did you draw it? The poem could be a vocaloid song. I really, really like it!

Milo! said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 8:01 pm
This is a great poem because it's something we can all relate to at one point or another.
You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.

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