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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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LinzyWoh said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 7:51 am
I LOVE this poem. I feel like I relate to it, being the youngest in my family. Always told about great things about my sister and mother, and how they hope I'll do the same
 
Guitargirl13 said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm
I think the poem is about a young girl trying to follow in her sisters foot steps
 
BaileyBaby13 said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm
5 stars,(: amazing job. i loved it.
 
alaina said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 11:57 am

may not be perfect at decoding poems but I really have no clue what this poem symbloizes. Yes, Im a blonde. So if you care to explain...?

 

 
Wordart replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Isn't it about how she wants to be like an older sister, mom, or family friend?  Please don't use your hair color as an excuse, I'm blonde too.
 
The_Infernal_Poet said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm
I liked it, vary much. You probably get that a lot, but oh well I said it again.
 
SapphireDream081 said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm
I truly enjoyed this piece, you are a gifted writer. I would love for you to check out my poem, I just became a member and I posted my first piece yesterday. Please give me honest feedback
 
E.Rackers said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 10:55 am
I really liked the title because I feel it fits into the poem really well.  I also like how you didn't flat-out say what you wanted to, instead you gave an image of someone trying to fill someone else's shoes (or in this case, dresses). The first two lines didn't quite go together but overall it was a fantastic poem. Keep up the good work.
 
SarahJumps said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 11:48 pm
wow this is amazing. truly gorgeous. check out my stuff too :)
 
I_am_me96 said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm
I liked it alot. Check some of my stuff out. please.
 
Yoyo96 replied...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm
I like it too :D
 
Aelita replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm
I would love to check out some of your work if you would please return the favor.
 
bloodypoet said...
May 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm
nothing but amazingness if thats even is a word but still that what i would say
 
StevieRene said...
May 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Beautiful.

 

 
WritingLoverForever said...
May 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm
Goodness, this is beautiful! Brief and to the point, and very intriguing. Keep writing; you're a great one! And feel free to check out some of my stuff if you want. :)
 
emo_kat_luvs_ya said...
May 22, 2010 at 11:43 am
two words....: LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2010 at 11:40 am
this is really cool.
 
Anima A. said...
May 22, 2010 at 6:49 am
that honestly brought a tear to my eye it was astonishing really WOW!
 
Elizabeth S. said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm
wow. this is amazing. you kept it short, got your point across in a poetic way, and gave life to a great message that a lot of people can relate to
 
charzard said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm
i like this one. very simple.
 
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