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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.

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kalika-maritchkaThis 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...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm
its good i jst dont quite understand it.
 
ThereAreManyTruths replied...
May 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm
It's hard to understand the best poems-- you just have too look below the surface.
 
spongebanana replied...
May 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm
i think it is about being in the shadow of an older sibling...and some of the best poetry is actually the most basic - simplistic but beautiful, and true in such a way that it applies to some all-encompassing aspect of humanity
 
Kellie F. said...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 1:56 pm
great poem
 
IRUEHL said...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 8:23 am
wow..... pure genious - great poem <3 <3 <3
 
lilmo23 said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm
wow, really cool! i like it alot! :)
 
AlisRed said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm
Really sinicer poem It made me smile so big :) how sweet and touching! loved it!!!
 
kaepavballgirl said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 9:12 am
reaaally good poem, impressive(:
 
secrets said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm
I love this poem it makes me think and it has meaning. The wring style is great and i like that u expressed that u willl " fit the yellow dress someday."
 
georgiab said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm
this is really sincere, just what i needed to hear. thanks :)
 
aaliona said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 9:08 pm
This makes me think about my little sister.
 
PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm
this was really good and very relatable!! :)
 
Maximum.Ride This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 9:34 am
I loved this so much because I feel like that with my older sister. :) I could really see the image right there in my head... AMAZING!!!! <3
 
Adrienne34 said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 11:26 pm
Amazing <3
 
jocelyn123 said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 9:50 pm
its REALLY GOOD! i have gained a new perspective of my siblings thanks to you:) <3
 
softball said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm
this was an amazing poem u did an awesome job writing it
 
DaBritt3 said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm
This is beautiful. I love it.
 
to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm
I am an older sister, and this was an interesting new perspective. Great emotion. Beautiful. Keep writing!
 
Volcanic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm
BEAUTIFUL. <3
 
alekstymura said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm
This poem is amazing. good JOB :)
 
Blochberger said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 7:34 am
Amazing poem, I really enjoyed it!
 
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