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I have a rebel with a cause.

His skinny fingers twist his ciggy as he stands tall and thin against the wall, unshifting.

His voice soft like Sinatra,
His words sharp like Buddy Holly.

He is as ageless as the music he makes,
as timeless as the songs he wishes he'd created.

He has not enough comprehension of stereotypes to belong to one.
He wears and does whatever he wishes when he says he wishes.

He's James Dean without the automobile, Elvis without the drugs.
He is very much alive.

He's Dylan devoid of a guitar, Johnny Cash before June.

When I find him I'll let you know because I shall be his cause.

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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beautifulspiritThis 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...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm
I like this poem---the big names thrown in makes the reader picture the figure more.
 
Tornado M. said...
Mar. 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm
very compelling :)
 
StandStrong said...
Feb. 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm
I love this!!(:
 
Kianie_B. said...
Feb. 29, 2012 at 8:53 am
I looove this poem! Great job, really! :] As a music lover and player myself, it caught my attention! Keep it up!
 
otherpoet said...
Feb. 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm
I like this poem so much! As a music freak, I appreciate this a lot. The poem has a very specific flow and great word choice. I loved it!
 
AimeeRichae said...
Feb. 27, 2012 at 10:34 am
I loved this. Keep Writing!
 
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