Who are they to say

June 7, 2017
By Nieve1 BRONZE, Exeter Nh, New Hampshire
Nieve1 BRONZE, Exeter Nh, New Hampshire
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Who are they to say
To say yes
To say no
To say maybe
To say don’t go
To say grow up
To say slow down
To tell you what’s right
To tell you what’s wrong
To tell you this
To tell you that
Who are they to say
Who are they to say who you are
What you need
What you will become
I am who I am
Only I know who I am
Only I get to say yes
To say no
To say no
To say maybe
To say i’m going to go
To say i’m grown as much as I am
To say i’m going as slow as I feel
I know what’s write for me
I know what’s wrong for me
I know what I need
I know who I will become as much as anyone
And if I don’t know, it’s up to me to figure out


The author's comments:

This poem is the voice of many teens trying to break free of being told how to ive their life.


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