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Teenage Rebellion MAG

By Laura P., Lexington, MA

the mom cries, why purple
hair? Your hair
was so beautiful before and now
it's disgusting, and the daughter
doesn't care, why
not? she says.
Deduct, says
the teacher,
I hate
geometry, says
the girl, and scrawls
big black
letters on her
notebook, I don't
want to be here,
she knows.
And writes,
I got asked
to the dance and
why not? He's
okay, I guess, in
her journal, she's
not doing her math homework, well
sometimes you can't deduct, you
Sometimes I wish I knew
she writes, where I'm going - You're
going to be late! yells
her mom, and it's
true, but I don't
care, she thinks, if
I'm late to school 'cause
sometimes you can't deduct, and usually
you don't know, and
Sometimes I wish I knew,
she writes.
I wish I knew what I need to be.

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on Sep. 27 2018 at 8:44 pm
Dani_Higareda PLATINUM, Hanahan, South Carolina
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In my world, I am expected to be perfect, but I'm not. I love this poem because this is how I feel sometimes. Thank you so much for writing this. :):):)

on Sep. 27 2018 at 5:37 am
Hartzer0036628, Frankfurt, Other
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This fu*ked me in my english Test

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on Apr. 14 2018 at 5:32 pm
Luminous_ GOLD, Auburn, California
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Beautiful! I could relate so much to this poem and the rhythm was just amazing. Keep up the good work!

on Feb. 2 2018 at 7:15 am
0skyscraper0 SILVER, Stockholm, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Anybody that goes to the theater, I think we're all misfits, so we ended up on stage or in the audience." - Patti LuPone

Thank you so much for writing this, it gave me a lot of insight. Your voice is so powerful. I love this poem so much.

i love this so much!

This is so true. Your great at writing. :)

on Jan. 13 2015 at 1:52 pm
Kye-Elipse BRONZE, Cornish, Utah
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this is some pretty heart felt stuff it fells like my life

on Jan. 13 2015 at 1:34 pm
HoneyMachine BRONZE, Kaysville, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
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I enjoyed the poem but I would change "deduct" to another word that relates more.

on Jan. 13 2015 at 11:17 am
rosevomit BRONZE, Cornish, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
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mad deeeeeep

on Oct. 8 2014 at 4:05 pm
authoress17 SILVER, Evans City, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
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Amazing work. I can relate to this poem. Great use of emotion. Keep on writing.

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on Jul. 24 2014 at 9:47 pm
Sophw3 BRONZE, Winnipeg, Other
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"Beneath the make-up and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world" -Marilyn Monroe

"I wish I knew what I need to be"... so relateable. I love this!   

on Nov. 16 2012 at 7:46 am
remember16 SILVER, WhiteLake, Michigan
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i love this !!!! i can relate to the part that says i wish i knew what i need to be, i feel the same way with my mom all the time!  keep up the good work, you should check out some of my poetry please!! i think you would like it but if not again i loved this poem 5 stars rated.

^^shantel^^ said...
on May. 13 2010 at 10:43 am
I love this poem because I feel the same way @ times. "I wish I knew what I need to be"