I'm Still Young

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I’m still young.

I’m still beautiful.

I’m still holding my tongue.

I’m still wonderful.

I’m still that little brown eyed girl.

Who thought Barbie would rule the world.

I’m still that girl who thought Santa Claus was real.

And who didn’t know that hearts didn’t always heal.

I’m still that symbol of innocence,

Believing in love and no consequence.

I’m still the one who watches the sunset,

Knowing that my time isn’t here yet.

I’m still the one who is just learning to read,

Slowly and steadily building up my speed.

I’m still that girl with the toothy smile,

The one who only wanted to watch Barney for a while.

I’m still that girl with the wispy brown hair,

Throwing everything to the wind, finding no reason to care.

I’m still that girl who falls when she runs,

Getting back up, because falling is fun.

I’m still that girl who believes in Mr. Walt Disney,

Knowing that Prince Charming is waiting for me.

I’m still that girl who believes in stars,

Wishing on one, watching as it glows from afar.

I’m still that girl, the one with the bubbly laugh,

Believing life is better when you take a nice nap.

I’m still that girl who believes in red roses,

Pretty scents and wrinkling noses.

I’m still the girl who believes in sweet justice,

Making the end a perfect bliss.

I’m still that girl who knows she is particular,

Believing in being me and not being popular.

I’m still that girl who believes in herself.

Following her and no one else.

I’m still that girl who still believes in life,

And her shining armored knight.

I’m still that girl who believes in integrity,

Knowing no one can damage me.

I’m still one two three four five six seven eight nine,

I’m still believing in time.

I’m still young,

I’m still not done.





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love2love17 said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 10:06 pm
Oh I love this! You are so good with words, and such a dreamer! It really relates to me and my persona. Thank you for sharing it!
 
mallory14 said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 7:20 pm
i love this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
kookymnstr said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 2:31 pm
I really loved this poem. It home with me, Thank You for writing it.
 
CaptainFabulous. said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 11:13 am
this is adorable
really enjoyed reading it :D
read some of mine??
 
LimitlessDreamer said...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 8:16 am
I really like this one....keep it up! lol :)
 
Jaida said...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm
woow this was really great i enjoyed reading it :) keep it up
 
Knifethrower said...
Jan. 9, 2010 at 12:17 am
wow i really liked your use of repeatition. it really hit me that as teenagers we have so much more to do and we really aren't done yet. good job
 
ClaraS! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 4:50 am
this is amazing its so relatable. and the lines all fit so perfectly. well done!
 
TheseBrownEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm
Thank you! This article was also posted as number 1.
 
BunniComixArtist said...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 10:10 pm
very nicely written, i feel so young when i read it, then again, im only 13...
read some of my work if you have a chance!! one of my articles was rated #1 yeasterday!!! im so haaapppyyy!
plz keep writing!!
 
Tamara said...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm
that is amazing
 
TheseEyesThatSeeTheWorld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Thank you!
 
ch.prince said...
Nov. 3, 2009 at 8:37 am
Nice job! It's a wonderful song.
 
TheseEyesThatSeeTheWorld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Thank you!
 
luvlife said...
Nov. 3, 2009 at 6:29 am
Such an amazing poem! Thanks for giving us the heads up on this!
Your Rotterdam friends
 
TheseEyesThatSeeTheWorld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Thank you can you are welcome.
 
Ms J said...
Nov. 2, 2009 at 6:35 pm
Megan, I am also very proud of you! Thanks for sharing this with me. Keep that attitude forever.
 
TheseEyesThatSeeTheWorld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:47 pm
thank you Ms. J!
 
Suz63 said...
Nov. 2, 2009 at 3:54 pm
You are still the most precious 14-year-old I know with the world at her feet. Keep writing and believing in what lies ahead and you will still be a great inspiration for your peers and your elders!
 
TheseEyesThatSeeTheWorld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 2:47 pm
Aww thank you Mrs. S!
 
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