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Feet dangle inches above
Tantalizingly taunting …
They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals,
Just as my hands strive to emerge
From the lemon yellow dress
You handed down to me.
My slow growth is too far behind
Your quick judgment,
Constantly comparing a hazy reflection
To that black and white photograph
You have framed in the hallway.
Maybe someday the dress will fit.

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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mirandyg12 said...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm:
ok 1st of all are you guys STUPID i'm just saying to me i kinda dont get it i dont need some freken stupid little kids being all snoddy to me and i do think maybe if you thinked you'd shut ur mouth and mind your own bussiness i'm just saying THT FOR ME I DONT UNDERSTAND i didnt say it for the hole world and stupid people like you okay :)
 
Hoodster replied...
May 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm :
whole*            
 
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Evelyn B. said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm:
this reminds me of my little sister.. very pretty:)
 
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Wilson1994 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm:
Very complex and thorough, through images and a beautiful use of enjambment you lead a sharp and to the point message of how we are not always just right in the eyes of older people. really well done! Please can anyone have a look at my work, in need of some criticism!!!
 
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curlygurlray said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:45 am:
i agree wit darkisthythought(: really good work
 
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DarkIsThyThought said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:57 am:
I really appreciated the fine simplicity of the poem. I also found it overwhelmingly complex. Best of both worlds. The poem seemed almost like an afterthought, and I am glad the thought was mentioned.
 
AndriaStarThis 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. replied...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:01 am :
I agree with Alex
 
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RalphPrestonKlaus said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:24 am:
hey, this was a good one.. :) short and nice... i feel it is about matching up to people's expectations of you... what was your idea while u wrote this?
 
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katieRainbows said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:20 am:
Hey grate poem u have the same first name and last anitioal as me dats coolio
 
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mirandyg12 said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm:
Dont make any sense
 
ProudToBeWhoYouHate replied...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm :
you obviously dont have a very open mine
 
DarkIsThyThought replied...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:59 am :
Seriously! This poem makes a lot of sense if you actually think. Try it some time.
 
AndriaStarThis 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. replied...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:07 am :
Alex, calm yourself. She/He obviously doesn't know good poetry.
 
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Gelino101 said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm:
Great free verse poem! Brings a lot of meaning and many can relate!
 
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hippiechick99 said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:15 am:
This poem i can actually relate to also. It has an obvious meaning as well as a hidden one.
 
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BeingAnna said...
Mar. 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm:
wow I really liked this!
 
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lulubear101 said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 11:07 am:
this is amazing...i can totally relate!
 
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HannahLeah97 said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 11:21 am:
I like this poem a lot. the way you compare how "the feet dangle inches above" and how your hands struggle to emerge, this poem's got a very nice flow--it made want to keep reading when it had finished.
 
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_emmadilemma_ said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm:
I loved this poem! It reminds me of my older sister and I. When I was younger she would always pass down her old dresses to me, and even though they didn't fit, I would prance around in them.
 
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chloe_garrett said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 11:51 am:
I quite liked this poem. The way you describe striving for two different things and when you say "maybe someday the dress will fit" sort of justify the intensity of the peice. I can tell why it made the magazine. I'd be honored if you read some of my poetry and left a comment critiquing my work.
 
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