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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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DarkLife said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm:
That was amazing its nice to meet other poets
 
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thu_concrete_walls said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm:
wow. this is really good. you did a wonderful job. It made me think of my younger sister. :) It was moving and thought provoking, which is a wonderful thing to have in a pice of writing. Cudos to you! :D
 
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z-bo_teh_baller_50 said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm:
this was great, though i can't relate being an older brother!
 
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Conley is Beast said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm:
Your one line "From the lemon yellow dress" as great description and emotion to it. Keep going on you will be great 
 
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manon d. period 6 said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:44 am:
great!!!!! <3
 
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Petal said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:39 am:
As an oldest sibling i cant relate but this was very good
 
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The 1 Beatle said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:32 am:
I thought that this poem was very inspirational and shows the thoughts of a young girl growing up!
 
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tweetster said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:30 am:
I really liked this poem, it was meaningful and almost made me cry.
 
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Annab said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:18 am:
Great job! I had to come back and read it a second time to actually understand it though... but once I understood it, I thought that it was wonderful! :)
 
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abbyb said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:17 am:
This poem was very well writen, and very intresting to read!
 
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cupcakequeen11 said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:17 am:
I like how you made the poem be about people judging others. I thought it was very well written! GOOD JOB!!
 
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basketballer 17 said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 9:16 am:
interesting reflection on judgment and the ultimate choice we all must make
 
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123abcitseaserer said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 9:07 am:
this poem is good, only good. not bad but not great.  think it is okay
 
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bobby said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 8:31 am:

this is a good poem of how the girl is young and then gets older

 

 
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joshbd7 said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 8:08 am:
...Great ! it really makes u think bout this.... ;;' ...... alot of poeple can relate to this poem bcuz it means alot...! keep it up.>>!.
 
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DrDoofenTess said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 1:17 am:

so many expectations unfulfilled .... i wont be able to be what they want me to be , inspite of repeated trials and failures .... i hope theyll be happy for me wen ill be what i want to be , although i guess thats hoping for too much ....

love this piece that you wrote .... can be interpreted in many ways .... and soo many people can relate to it

keep pouring ur heart out to us ... we'll be waiting for an update :)

 
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Killerkate said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm:
i really it too i understand it  cause i know what its like
 
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cantabile said...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm:
That can relate to alot of meanings.
 
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Courtney S. said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm:
good poem!
 
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sandyramz said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm:
i really like it and it is very relateable!!:)
 
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