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Don’t tell me
What to think.
Let me choose
My path
And loose my way.
Don’t tell me
What to do.
Let me climb
A tree, slip
And fall.
It’s okay
If I get lost
Or if my
Bones break.
Let me make
Those mistakes.
Let me learn.
On my own.

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Behind_a_Plastic_Smile said...
May 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

this was really intersting because as i read this i felt like i was skipping along a path and then of corse there's the fact that its just a great easily relatable theme 

one thing is that i felt like it ended jus a little to short but i thing thats just me 

torilutz8 said...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:20 am
Really nice and really relatable. Puts into words what we've all wanted to say at one time or another. Keep it up :)
snowleopard100 said...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm
This is so great...what else can I say? Keep it up!!!!
TTTeeSS said...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm
I love this!
Josika.Nav replied...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 3:46 am
thank you TTTeeSS. cool name btw. XD
Allicat001 said...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 11:02 am
Amen.  I love your poetry!
Josika.Nav replied...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 3:45 am
aww.. thanks . it means a lot XD
EPluribusUnumThis 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...
Apr. 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm
This was really good and I loved the theme! Independance is a thing to be cherished.
Josika.Nav replied...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 2:33 am
i agree with you independence should be cherished. thanks for the comment , by the way XD
snowleopard100 said...
Apr. 11, 2012 at 9:28 am
I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. There were no awkard parts like so many poems possess and everything was stated with clarity and power. Keep up the awsome work man!!!!
Josika.Nav replied...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 2:32 am
thank you snowleopard100 ! XD
euant118 said...
Feb. 13, 2012 at 10:42 am
I think this is a great poem, it's clear and simple. Love it!:]
Josika.Nav replied...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 2:31 am
thank you so much euant ! :)
poetrylyrics said...
Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:31 am
i really like your poem it says what a lot us think but sometimes do not say
josika replied...
Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:35 am
yup. very true and thanks for the comment!
scenesoccerqueen said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Great job! This is how i feel! Im independent and this i how i think id rather get hurt or kill myself trying to do something just the way it is. NIICE job!
josika replied...
Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:26 am
lol. thanks you so much!
cassidybrooke93 said...
Feb. 5, 2012 at 9:07 am
i can relate to this so much - like if i'm not allowed to make mistakes, i'll never learn how to fix things.
josika replied...
Feb. 5, 2012 at 9:09 am
my point exactly! glad you could relate to it! :)
Vesperstar123 said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 9:48 am
This is wonderful! I think everyone feels like this sometimes! Keep up the good work.
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