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They told me the news today
That if I’m lucky
I’ll see my next birthday

They were sitting in the chair
Crying tears without a care
Of what the others thought
That’s when I finally said

I turn 15 in two weeks
I can make it this time
Around
They told us the same thing
Last year
But look where I am now

10 months later
I’m still here
Cryin’ tears without a care
Of what the others think
Trying to get my mind straight
With the surprise I woke up to find.

Wearing a cap every day
People keep staring at the bald space
Ignoring whispers I can hear
Keeping my head held high

I turn 16 in two months
I can make it this time
Around
They told us the same thing
Last year
And look where I am now

They told me this would be the
Last time I saw them again
My parents sitting in the chair
Cryin’ tears without a care
Of what the others thought
They were losing their baby girl

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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AmberElisabeth said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm
This is breath taking. Truly you know what you're doing. Continue writing. You're great at it.<3.
 
Paul T. said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm
A VERY nice piece. It's so deep and thoughtful. Before I read the last few stanzas I was really confused as to the meaning of the poem and the story it's trying to depict. But once I read it through a few times, it became clear. You (or the character) obviously have been through some rough times. A very inspirational poem!
 
AnimalGirl said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm
wow. this is amazing. verry insperational. congrats
 
RiverSong said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm
This is beautiful and sad and lovely and inspiring.  You are obviously a very strong person. <3
 
volleyball17 said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm
omg this is sooo good but soo sad :( im soo sorry! what happined?
 
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