Be a Better Friend

June 11, 2010
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I have to be brave
Like knights, they go to war and come out unscathed.
So is this just a war?
Black and white, right and wrong?
Right, left
Here, there
Up, down
And we all know what side we’re on from the first shot?

I have to be strong
Like a body builder, they lift what would stop me in a second
So it this just a weight?
Should I pop in the steroids and
Step up the workouts
So I can lift this out of the way?

I have to be wise
Like an old woman, who has traveled the world and knows all.
If I was quite that smart
Wouldn’t I have stopped you long ago?
Told someone?
Gotten help?
Been a better friend?

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BoosflashThis 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...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm
i love how you compare yourself to whatshisname and whatshername. and i like how you give the what if thingy's. very nice captainl. and i like the concept. 5 stars.
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