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The Playground

Playground rules aren’t meant to be broken,
little girls and little boys playing and joking,
Yet there is always that one, alone on the side
Not sure of the rules of which to abide.

Holding hands, the Populars stare
Degrading others, speaking without care,
Her little blonde ponytail, whipping in the wind
She won’t know for many years the effects of her sins.

The little brunette, afraid to go near
Meets a little boy with the reddest hair
They smile and swing, they play and they slide
Cowboys and princesses consuming their minds.

But the little blonde girl, who today wears a braid
Expects attention from all of the children in her grade
The little boy, with hair as red as fire
Is of course the one the little blonde girl desires.

The days pass by and the leaves turn brown,
The leaves fall off and snow covers the ground
The little brunette, afraid to go near
Watches from the side as the others cheer.

Hooray! A marriage on the playground pave
Bridesmaids and ring boys walk and wave
The little blonde girl, today wearing white
Smiles at the little red haired boy at her side.

It’s high tide in blue ocean eyes
As the little brunette looks on and sighs
She wishes she was blonde and heads to the swings
Where she spies a little raven haired girl continuing to sing.



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FlyleafFreakThis 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. said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 10:08 am:
In all honesty i havent read antyhing like this before, really. I think this general topic is explored but you were unique in your choosing of words. A very true message, more people need to hear this. Plus you managed to rhyme without making my cringe and wince. keep it up :)
 
iHope replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 11:00 am :
thanks for the feedback! :)
 
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. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:21 am:
This is awesome. 5/5 stars. Check out some of my stuff? :)
 
iHope replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm :
thanks! i definitely will
 
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MoraleAsh said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:08 am:
This is great. Keepwriting!
 
DreamsAreBroken replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 9:03 am :
I love this truly brilliant!
 
iHope replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm :
thank you!
 
DreamsAreBroken replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm :
No problem
 
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_Calyps0_ said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 10:43 pm:

This honestly brought tear to my eyes the first time I read it. I love it.

 
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Mimi15This 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...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm:
This is simply marvelous (: Check out some of my stuff.
 
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BrightBurningCampeadorThis 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...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm:
I love how this poem conveys innocence but also a certain sort of maturity that is so often over looked.
 
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Feathered_mortal This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 10:04 am:
I can relate to this so much.. great poem
 
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msn9896 said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 11:45 pm:

Very similar to a personal experience; well written

 

 
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eram1029 said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm:
Very interesting, I enjoyed your prose, but was amazed at how you used the playground to symbolize something more
 
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lovetildeath said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm:
I love how you captured the innoncence that the plaground represents
 
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