Teenage Rebellion

March 12, 2011
By SaintJamesHallow PLATINUM, Sequim, Washington
SaintJamesHallow PLATINUM, Sequim, Washington
26 articles 1 photo 12 comments

Parents, teaches, preachers of the world,
You look down on our culture,
Scoff at our problems
And laugh at us trying to understand whats around us.
If only you'd actually listen.

We fire short answers at you,
Disappear into our rooms,
Take off into the streets,
Make believe we are understood,
Make pretend that someone is listening,
Make the feeling that we are not alone
In this crowded room.

You can talk to us,
Talk us down to the ground.
Try to connect to us,
But an honest statement delivered
Then suddenly we're disappointments.
We reach out and are slapped down.
We're experiencing the world while we're free,
You're holding us down.
We've had no choice but to fight against your rule,
Teenage rebellion.

We're suffocated under the pressures of your life,
Dying to break out.
We're making ourselves seen by the world,
Firing flares in the air just to get a sign out,
We're here.

You wouldn't understand,
You forgot who you were long ago,
The passion died with your childhood,
Fuck you! Get out of my face!
I don't care what you think,
I don't care what you say,
Just leave me alone...
I'm going insane...

You can talk to us,
Talk us down to the ground.
Try to connect to us,
But an honest statement delivered
Then suddenly we're disappointments.
We reach out and are slapped down.
We're experiencing the world while we're free,
You're holding us down.
We've had no choice but to fight against your rule,
Teenage rebellion.

We're dying here,
You don't understand us anymore,
We'll just leave,
Some of us will return,
None of us will be the same.
We'll be...like you wanted us to be,
We'll be...what we always denied being,
We'll be...Dead inside.
The fire that once was has died,
Our teenage rebellion has died...
Goodbye, Goodbye.



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Ollieanne GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 3:39 pm
Ollieanne GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

I love the passion and zeal in your writing!

Alexa19 said...
on Dec. 23 2011 at 4:08 pm
Alexa19, Blaine, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Dance like no one is watching,
Sing like no one is listening,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And live like it's heaven on Earth

That is really great! I totally agree with everything in that piece! You're really gifted!

on Jul. 6 2011 at 6:39 pm
secrets_of_silence GOLD, Gisborne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
life had i loved the more
had it but passed away
as quietly as the day
ebbs from the darkening star.


-emanuel litvinoff

i totally agree

on Apr. 8 2011 at 8:45 pm
MumblingMelanie DIAMOND, Jackson, Missouri
79 articles 0 photos 210 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't be a victim; be a titan.

I absolutely love it, and I tend not to like a lot of things. :)

I really like your sense of...life. You don't seem like an ignorant teenager (which is extremely rare these days) , and this poem very well written.

I daresay I'm jealous I didn't write it first.  I especially like the final three lines.





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