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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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*~Lynx~* said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm
you have explained the thought process of every little sister thank you... amazing simply amazing
 
LittleBritt said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 10:35 am
amazing. love the message
 
MyFairyTaleEndingThis 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...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 10:27 am
woah, i can tell you put VERY deep thought into this. I really liked this...
 
Thrush said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 9:37 am
A very well worded poem, I wonder if my sister feels like that...
 
sparrxky7 said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 8:22 am
I feel This poem is very incouraging a very intelligant.. I feel it makes alot of sense
 
chaosmind1 said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm
the alliteration was a little awkward but the rest of it's good.
 
ChowD This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm
this is very... insightful! kind of like my poem, these innocent eyes ( http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/158284/These-Innocent-Eyes/)
 
SilverSnowflakes replied...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm
nice! my little sister is kind of like that except she's a year or two ahead of where I was at that age.
 
alicecullen said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm
really nice poem. i enjoyed it A LOT!i hope you could read my poems/ stories!
 
micheala said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm
i liked yur poem alot.i understand wut yur saying nd i thinks its really awesome! yur a great writer!
 
Gerudo said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm
excellent! your a great writer!
 
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:)
 
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?
 
FartyTardy said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm
This is so.....cool i guess
 
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!
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Ellie_Michelle said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm
This was a cool poem.
 
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