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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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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
 
writerauterThis 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. 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
 
NYClove13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Nice work on this!(:
 
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Oct. 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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MeggAlyssa5 said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm

This work is absolutely spine chilling.

Very similar to stuff I like to write.

 
MRuff replied...
Oct. 8, 2011 at 2:14 am
 I agree mainly because it has very haunting imagery and provides a comfort to me in a way! :)
 
emilybwrites said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm
this is really great!!! keep it up...could you and everyone else who reads this also check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" aand comment/rate it? thanks:)
 
MoonNymph775 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm
I like your style!
 
theJew said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm
a very touching poem it rings true from the start to the end
 
rosaposa said...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 9:54 am
love this! love your writing style!
 
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