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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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NigomayNamikaze said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 9:22 am:
OMGWTF!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS SOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!
 
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Rogersright said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 9:10 am:
wow, this is really good ! no wonder it made the magizine
 
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FrenchHippieThis 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...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm:
Good Imagery! the meaning is really interesting too
 
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Nessa13 said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm:
This was pretty good. I like the meaning(: Keep writing(;
 
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Annoymous said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm:
this poem was good :)
 
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KatieBaldwin95 said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:04 am:
I really enjoyed this poem because it was very well described and outstanding. Good job..(:
 
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raindancegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm:
I loved this, except for when you used the word strive in two lines in a row...kind of interrupted and distracted from the writing in my opinion. Very nice though. Liked it quite a lot (and I understood it!)
 
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raindancegirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm:
I loved this, except for when you used the word strive in two lines in a row...kind of interrupted and distracted from the writing in my opinion. Very nice though. Liked it quite a lot (and I understood it!)
 
SpiderMilk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 12:13 am :
I think she used it to illustrate the difference between striving for two different things with the same reason behind them. Almost like some form of dichotomy. :)
 
raindance72 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm :
That's an interesting thought! I still stand by my thought, though, as expected and overused as it is on this website....the way it is written interrupts the flow. Bottom line, whether or not there's symbolism behind it, you want the entire poem to flow along in the same way. JMO.
 
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paigeesu96 said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm:
I completely agree?
 
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Villangel said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm:
You have excellent word choice and you have a great way of making the words flow, but I didn't quite understand it either. Could you explain it please?
 
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soffy said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm:

i didnt qite get it :(

 

 
Ender2This 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. replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 11:45 pm :
I think I get it. As a younger sister, I see it as being compared to an older sister. Feeling that you're only second best. Getting all of the old, while she deserves the new.

Atleast that's what I got out of it. I really loved it though, well done! :)
 
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goku900 said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 8:03 am:

nice dowg

 

 
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Zeesquare said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 3:34 am:
Lovely work!! :)
 
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youngspeare said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 8:36 am:
wow! its fab :) Keep it up. I like the way you've used your words.
Please check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past". Would really appreciate your feedback! 
 
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wilderose121 said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm:
there is a song called "Just Like You" it is in the movie "Holes" have u heard it? it is really good, just like this! 5/roses
 
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imaginer said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm:
wow this is amazing! it's short but so powerful! nice job.
 
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charisma25 said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm:
good job on u storie i like it so much
 
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