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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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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! :)
abbyb said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:17 am
This poem was very well writen, and very intresting to read!
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!!
basketballer 17 said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 9:16 am
interesting reflection on judgment and the ultimate choice we all must make
123abcitseaserer said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 9:07 am
this poem is good, only good. not bad but not great.  think it is okay
bobby said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

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


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.>>!.
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 :)

Killerkate said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm
i really it too i understand it  cause i know what its like
cantabile said...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm
That can relate to alot of meanings.
Courtney S. said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm
good poem!
sandyramz said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm
i really like it and it is very relateable!!:)
Braids said...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm
i loved it. theres really not much i can say. it was amazing:]
StarrlytThis 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...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 10:14 am
I love, I hate to ask b/c everyone else already did, but could you please look at my work as well???
RedpillBluepill said...
Nov. 29, 2010 at 1:04 am
The lines could be a little shorter, but this is great. said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm
That's completley amazing. You did such a wonderful job. :)
Overachiever said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm
AWESOME poem! and daayumm i want vocab like that!
Lawliet7 said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm
I like the way that the image actually represent the poem. And I like your vocabulary....:)
BaileyBee. said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm
It's very cool how the picture and the poem go hand in hand. It really paints a great picture. Nice work.:)
silentvocal said...
Nov. 14, 2010 at 2:56 am
i love the comparison gleaming through the eyes of innocence and delicate charm of someone looking up to another :)
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