Dear Mom,

April 11, 2010
By Comfortably_Numb DIAMOND, Orchard Park, New York
Comfortably_Numb DIAMOND, Orchard Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Fairy tales do not teach children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.

i'm going to tell you in a poem,
because through those i speak easiest.
last night
at jenny's
i pierced my lip.
don't blame her because she was sleeping,
because she had to get up early.
and no matter where i was
it would have happened anyways.
i'm not sure if i like it yet.
i haven't really looked at it.
it's rather swollen
and i might take it out.
but doesn't hurt like i thought it would.
i don't know why i did it.
i just wanted to.
i have for a while,
and last night i just decided to do it,
like when i dyed my hair pink and black blue.
i don't want you to get mad,
even though you probably will.
it's just, you only live one life,
and my teenage life is ending soon.
it's only a matter of time before job interviews.
and i'm pretty sure employers don't approve of
pink hair and piercings.
it's like i'm getting all this stuff out of the way
and living my life
so that when i'm older
and i look back
i don't feel like i missed out.
i really do hope you understand,
and that you won't be too mad
(unlike dad)
love, your slightly reckless daughter

The author's comments:
this is a poem that i wrote to tell my mom that i pierced my lip. unfortunately, she still made me take it out.

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on Jul. 9 2010 at 9:52 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

i like this poem. i like it because it sounds like it could have come from me, and is along the lines of my thinking. like, i feel the same way you do about how you feel like your getting older and you feel like you have to live your life now so that you dont feel like you missed out on everything in your future. and i like the way you put it, simple, explaining the situation, and saying that you're sorry but its sumthing you had to do for you.

last week i shaved my head. and believe me, if you knew wud be very shocking. im like (not to seem into myself, but to be honest) the girl that all the guys thinks is hot and all the girls envy. and i dont like weird as that sounds. i had long brown curly hair with layers that everyone considered gorgeous. and then i just shaved it all off. idk why i did it really. i say because my hair was dead (which is kinda true from everything ive done to it) but honestly..i dont really knw why i did. i kinda just....had to i guess. i do things on instinct..which isn't really smart. but who knew? i actually really like it. and i thot guys wud think it was a turn off and all this stuff and then i realize that the guys are into it even more. lol. i still dont get it. but what im trying to say i guess is.. i always feel like im not good enough for sum reason, that i never will be. and that the only reason people are interested in me is because "im hot" or because "im confident and have a ton of friends". and i dont even knw why people think this. but basically it really bothered me. so when i shaved my head i thot guys werent gunna like me like they did, and i could be fine with that because then i knw that they really weren't the people i thought they were of the friends i thot i knew. but when they loved it i finally realized that they DO like me for me. and they think im beautiful not only for my "so called outer beauty" but my inner beauty too. so im currently shaving it like once a week, and im glad i did it for me. i'm that slightly reckless daughter as well. haha. so i see where you're coming from.

anyways i recently joined the site and my work hasnt yet been accepted..but when it is, like i said love for you to check it out and see what you think. and again great poem!!

Shahed GOLD said...
on Jun. 20 2010 at 12:51 am
Shahed GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
16 articles 2 photos 350 comments

Favorite Quote:
"People are like tea bags, they don't realize their own strength until they're dropped in hot water "
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway."

After I read it, I thought this must be personal I shouldnt post a comment, but I had to tell you how great it is to express yourself through writing, If someone tell me about something they have done in such a nice poem I would forgive them :))

Great job, really!


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