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April 20, 2018
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Writing on the seats of the school bus

Childish rebellion
Surrounded by that musty, rubbery smell,
Laughter,
And happy melodies from the staticky radio.

Piles of stuff demanding to be sorted
Annoying
School clothes, photos, dusty participation trophies
The YouTube playlist,
Uplifting and bright, making cleaning better.

Sneakers squeaking on the gym floor
Self-consciousness overshadowed by excitement
A crowd of friends, balloons, and streamers,
Shrieking voices
Celebrating the drop of the DJ’s beat

Looking out the car window
The big world zooming past outside
Wondering about next year and the year after
Confusion
Soothed by comforting, optimistic lyrics.

A day when we’re no longer confused
Maybe successful and unafraid
Busy lives brightened with thoughts of back then
Memories
Accompanied by those unforgettable songs.






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Yoda-Parker said...
today at 7:18 pm
Darn it! I was hoping that maybe I could resist hearing any more about it. Avicii is such an amazing musician, I was so sad to hear that he's left us. You did a really good job on this, Anna. I have to thank you.
 
Anna.E.M replied...
today at 9:17 pm
Thank you so much! This artist really meant a lot to me
 
WolfWhisperer0911This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
today at 1:01 pm
@Anna.E.M Great poem Anna. Malcolm introduced me to you and I have to say you are doing a good job on the poems.
 
Anna.E.M replied...
today at 9:18 pm
Thank you so much! I try my best
 
Malcolm_ChaseThis 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...
May 2 at 9:38 am
This is a great poem @Anna.E.M! It's passionate, moving, honest and I love the comment you left! Great job!
 
Anna.E.M replied...
May 2 at 6:09 pm
Thank you so much!! It's the least I can do to honor one of my favorite musicians.
 
Anna.E.M replied...
May 2 at 10:58 pm
I thought that a lot of people in our generation would be able to relate to it
 
Malcolm_ChaseThis 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...
May 3 at 9:25 am
I completely understand, it's a really nice touch to your poem! It is definitely a great work of writing!
 
Anna.E.M replied...
May 3 at 11:04 am
Thank you so much! If you want to take a look at some of my other poetry that would be great :)
 
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