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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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Crying_Tears said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm:
i think it's about trying to live up to your parents/mothers expectations of being just like them.
 
lowlaa replied...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm :
Welll... a few other people thought it was a sister-sister relationship which I can understand. Me and my sister don't get along all that much- but we love each other:)
 
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Crying_Tears said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm:
I don't see why so many people are confused by this poem :/ but to every person their own i guess?
 
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FartyTardy said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm:
This is so.....cool i guess
 
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Awesomeness!!!! said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 12:31 pm:
I giot soeta confused init, the title, i just dont see what it has to do with the poem, but other than that it was a well writen poem!
 
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leeana said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 11:53 am:
This poem was kind of confusing the first time but after i really thought about it i understood it.
 
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rianna&maddie(: said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 10:18 am:
This is well written. It was very detailed but we had to read it a few times to understand what it meant.
 
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Kiersten said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 9:28 am:
This is a very well written piece. I love how you wrote this about your past.
 
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Ellie_Michelle said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm:
This was a cool poem.
 
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acousticalex This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm:
The last line makes the poem. That's all.
 
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.xCutMyLifeIntoPiecesx. said...
Nov. 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm:
Chills. No joke, I know exactly how it feels to be in this position/situation. Keep writing! :)
 
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~Reaa.Mae~ said...
Nov. 27, 2009 at 11:03 am:
Two Words.
Love. It.
(well techniqually if you can't the "two words, it's four.) Heh.
But yeah, wow. I loved it.
Keep writing darling.
~Reaa.Mae~ <3
 
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Oliviaw said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm:
Im confused about this poem, are you wishing for someone related to you to come back? Or are you merely just expressing how you would feel if you lost someone that you love?
 
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LeilaniLivesThis 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...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 1:45 pm:
I'd also love it if you could maybe check out some of my work. Like "Staring Into Me" I've written. Maybe some of our emotions can relate. I'm a huge fan of constructive critisism if anyone would like to check out my work as well.
 
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nancyy. said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm:
i love this(:
 
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TranquilKristen said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm:
Wow, I really love this!! Keep up the good work! =)
 
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thepreechyteenager said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 6:04 am:
luv it. i totally feel the same way. i'm the youngest and i always feel like i need to fill my older siblings shoes. and better
 
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KonyaB!!! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 14, 2009 at 7:17 pm:
Wow, this was really good...keep on writing!!! I like the meaning of growing up, and the picture helped to portray it. :) If you get the chance to, please check out my work! I am not that great yet, but I plan to go up with new ideas.
 
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RLJoy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm:
this is so good!!!!!!!!!!
 
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relaxingcry said...
Oct. 14, 2009 at 3:13 pm:
i really liked that poem its got meaning i wish i could wirte like you could you please check out my work i just started writin not too long ago
 
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