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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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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!)
 
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.
 
paigeesu96 said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm
I completely agree?
 
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?
 
soffy said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

i didnt qite get it :(

 

 
Ender2 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! :)
 
goku900 said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 8:03 am

nice dowg

 

 
Zeesquare said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 3:34 am
Lovely work!! :)
 
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! 
 
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
 
imaginer said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm
wow this is amazing! it's short but so powerful! nice job.
 
charisma25 said...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm
good job on u storie i like it so much
 
InkItIn said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm

wow so pretty nice job

 

 
OceanFey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 23, 2011 at 11:25 am
I can totally relate to this poem. My favorite part is "the lemon yellow dress." 
 
NadimAzar. said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Wow this is beautiful...hope u can check my page and leave a comment
 
aurorairis said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 9:25 am
Haunting! Great job!
 
Foreverandeverwriting said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 6:31 am
Very well written
 
SanamSheriff said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 12:39 am
This is true poetry. Beautiful stuff. Real pain, embedded in words.
 
Lady-Milano said...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm
absolutely stunning
 
jellomen said...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 11:22 pm
Great job on this piece
 
writerauter replied...
Aug. 13, 2012 at 9:43 am
i like it a lot. :) you did a really good job. i liked the way you wrote the poem and how you chose a picture that would clearly describe your point and topic. <3 your awesome
 
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