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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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msoccerm345 said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm
i love this poem. i really do. i think it can have a different meaning to everyone. some may take it quite literally- a girl in a yellow dress that doesnt fit. or any other way you may want to interpret it. to me it means that a parents, or older sister/sibling has set their expectations of you very or too high that you cant reach it and that is your issue and you are striving to meet that goal. and when i say you i dont mean you literally i mean you as in general or an implied you. anyway, i ab... (more »)
 
Dia.dreamer replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 9:14 am
So totally true! I COMPLETELY connected with this poem. My sister is one of those older siblings who expects soo much from me...! Don't dare to stop writing :) Oh, and check out my poems too...! :D
 
StephD said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm
Wow this is amazing!
 
Nellie21 said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm
I Love this. Very well written feelings in a childish way. Love it. 
 
VampryaShadow said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm
This poem is really beautiful. I am new here and actually just posted two poems of my own called runaway and a look through my eyes. Because I think your talents are so great I would love for you to read them and then tell me what u think. And anyone else who wld like 2 read as well plz comment. Ur poem was amazing and relateable. I hope u keep writting.
 
DreamerofFear said...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

i love it makes me wanna be little again

 

 
AlexanderBorst said...
May 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm
Love it! I like the items that are added that this person has made/worn. It makes it more real
 
socr_chick28 said...
May 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm
Love this poem! Totally unforgettable! Im new to teen ink and have just posted new work, check it out!
 
emmatoga02 said...
May 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm
I love the images portrayed in this! Great job!
 
mgraves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 31, 2011 at 9:01 pm
Simple but elegant.  Just goes to show you don't need to use a bunch of big words to write well.  Very nice job dear! Please read/review some of my work if you get the chance. Thanks!!
 
alohide said...
May 31, 2011 at 11:39 am
wow this really makes you imagine
 
MeshaPuertorican replied...
May 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm
man i love dis book yo
 
Rinilove32 said...
May 31, 2011 at 10:45 am

wow,

you had great vizualization!(:

 
WeAllBurn said...
May 31, 2011 at 8:55 am

Amazingly written. I loved it <3

Please, if anyone could critique my work, it would be greatly appreciated.

 
kf00zy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm
I really like this poem. I understood it as the struggles of being a young sibling. Being a younger sister myself, I really related to it. Nicely done.
 
Marquesha B. said...
May 9, 2011 at 5:13 pm
LOVE IT!
 
olya replied...
May 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm
i really like to reasd poatry and i think this is my faviotet of all times
 
Prelly_Babii* said...
May 9, 2011 at 9:08 am
This poem is really good LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
ilovecamping13 replied...
May 9, 2011 at 10:20 am
OMG this is SOOOOO awesome
 
CrystalMarie said...
May 9, 2011 at 9:07 am
This is really good. A  little hard to understand but its good.
 
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