Just Like Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By , Spanaway, WA
They are five.
They don't worry
that a parent will catch them
hiding behind a tree.
They are playing
hide and go seek,
but can't wait to be found
so that they
can chase each other
in mildly hysterical circles.
And now he's gone,
he just pushed his kickstand up
and now he's pedaling
away.
She stands
on the edge
of our weedy lawn,
and her face spells disappointment.
And I think maybe
she will cry.
But she doesn't.
She comes inside,
as quiet as the breeze.
She sits down
and sighs.
And I can feel it.
She looks
just like me.

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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CarolinaBoy23 said...
Oct. 29, 2011 at 10:11 am
This is really great. I love it. could you maybe read some of mine please? I need the feedback.
 
ModernMissBennet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm
Thank you so much! I will try and take a look at some of your writing :)
 
martiii said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm
this is wonderful.
 
ModernMissBennet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm
I can't thank you enough!
 
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