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Growing Up Rough

Saw a girl about six years old,
She was such a sight to behold,
Asked her what she wanted to be,
And this is what she said to me.

I'm growin up rough,
Go through some tough stuff,
I'm gunna be with a boy forever,
And act like I been hurt never.

But most of all I'm gunna be me,
Who God wants me to be,
She smiled up at me,
And all I could see.

Was that,
She was growing up rough,
Starting to turn so tough,
But she was gunna be free,
Like God wants her to be.

She walked away to her mom,
She turned back but I was gone,
I had to think about what she said,
So I went home and went to bed.

And this is what I saw,
It was not flawed.

I'm growin up rough,
Go through some tough stuff,
I'm gunna be with a boy forever,
And act like I been hurt never.

But most of all I'm gunna be me,
Who God wants me to be,
She smiled up at me,
And I could just see.

Who I want to be,
Oh baby.
Saw a girl bout six years old,
Knew what she was gunna be.



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loversfued said...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm
i love this(: it gives me hope and tells me that i need to quit letting people get to me as much as i let them. thanks i love your writing!!
 
jayjay2015 replied...
Jun. 26, 2010 at 9:50 am
Thanks I am glad I could be of help!
 
brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 11:54 am
very good.  the only problem that i had with it was that in the middle the rhymes became slightly generic
 
jayjay2015 replied...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm
I know i couldn't think of anything to rhyme it with
 
ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 11:17 am

That was pretty good

 

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jayjay2015 replied...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 5:53 pm
ok and thx
 
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