June 11, 2011
Shoot for the stars,
But don’t let your hopes get up too high.
So they say.
Dream big,
But you may never get that far.
So they say.
Be who you are,
But try to fit in with the crowd for once.
So they say.
Let your colors shine,
But don’t show me.
That’s not what we came here to see.
So they say.
You can make a big difference,
But you’re just another drop in the bucket.
So they say.
Curiosity killed the cat,
But satisfaction brought it back.
So they say.
We’re all in the same boat,
But those people are higher class,
Don’t talk to them.
So they say.
Love the skin you’re in,
But if you’re no super model
Then it’s unacceptable.
So they say.
There are no such things as
But that guy over there-
Who could love such a thing.
So they say.
Love is love,
but when he loves him,
it's wrong.
So they say.
You are gorgeous,
But this could mask your flaws,
make you prettier.
You are perfect,
But nothing is perfect.
So they say.
But who are they, anyway?
Who is to sit on a panel
And judge
And say?
Who are they?
So I say,
Take those negatives
And make them positives.
Then what would we get?
Shoot for the stars
Dream big
Be who you are
Let your colors shine
You can make a difference
Be curious
This boat is big enough for the lot of us
Love the skin you’re in
You are
You are
You are
You are
And glamorous
And perfect
And nobody can tell you different.
Take that,

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ByeNavy said...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 11:04 am
Your Dad sent me your link.  I am amazed at the extent of your talent, your use of words and the ideas of this writing.  I am going to forward this on to my teenage son in hopes of spreading your work to all the teens out there! Keep up the great work :) 
Skylar S. said...
Aug. 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm
Hey all the things i said were true!
Skylar S. said...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Shelby i love you and your work your an inspiration to me i hate being compared to you but i do look up to you and all you do! I KNOW YOU CAN grow up and be an amazing artist and book writer! You've always have been an inspiration to me and will be to everyone you  know! Just keep doing what your doing and god will bless you even more then what he has! Its always been a dream of mine to go as far as you but i know your work and you will go go farther than anyone else you were born this way ... (more »)
TheNovaClytie replied...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm
:') ... thanks
lindabird said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm
i am amazed at your talent! keep up the good work. your already a winner in my mind!
Unkle R said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:46 am
B U ti FULL job niecie keep up the good work LUV ya Unkle R.
gayle withey said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 11:55 am
surprizingly good.  Had some good advice and thoughts
Patty said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 6:00 am
way to go Shelby. good work, loved it!!
TheNovaClytie said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Thanks sooo much for your feedback guys!!! You make me cry-- in a good way. Love you all sooooooooooo much!! <3
lindabird said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm
what a great talent to be able to write like this, keep up the good work! you are fab! love u!
Mary said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Awesome Job!! You have an incredible gift. Keep up the great work!
Alice said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 7:58 am
Very, very impressive kiddo!!!  Can't wait to read more of what you've written
TonyaL said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 7:26 am
Very nice work & so very true!
Chuck said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 6:57 am

Thats incredible and you are awesome.

I love it.....I love you, Dad.

Auntie Shelley said...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm
Bravo!  Keep up the good work.  Love it.
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