What I Believe In

October 4, 2010
I am sitting here wondering
“Should I listen?
Is what you’re saying really
That Important?”

What kind of authority
Do you even have over me?
Why should I listen to any word
That spews freely and unopposed from your mouth?

Why should I not
Stand up and counter your claims?
Why can’t I tell you
“You’re WRONG!”

It’s easier to think these things
Than standing up
And ranting my words
Which would surely be contradicted

So I silently sit
Internally battling my options
“Is it worth it?
Should I tell him he’s wrong?”

I think
And I think
And I think
Can I do it?

I stand up.

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alanacarlene said...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm
Awww poor Ellyn hates school!!!! I could kidnap you and sign you back up in mexia :)
ellyn-bo-bellyn replied...
Nov. 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm
that'd be great. it'd be SUPER great if you could get me back on colorguard! I'd be the happiest girl in the world!
alanacarlene replied...
Nov. 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm
Awwwww pobresita!!!! I'd do just about anything to get you back on colorguard!!! :( we, honest to God, NEED you! Bcuz then we'd would have at least 5 outta 12 people that cared :/
ellyn-bo-bellyn replied...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm
well i cant wait for the game on friday I'm gonna come see yall!
alanacarlene said...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Yeah! It's SUPER powerful!!! Powerful enough to give me goosebumps! :) hehe I looooooove it!!!!!!!
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 6:27 am
Wow Elly. This is powerful and I can DEFINITELY relate - as can many people. Your writing blows me away as usual <3
ellyn-bo-bellyn replied...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 11:53 am
Thanks!!!!!! I'm so happy it got posted.... does it seem like stuff gets posted faster during the school year? it does to me!!! thanks for the comment! You jsut made my day!!! :>
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