I'm Still Young

September 13, 2009
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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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trinriley said...
Nov. 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm
This is beautiful and brilliant writing. “I’m still young, I’m still not done” is my favorite line. I relate to all that was said.
Laurenboo99 said...
Nov. 3, 2015 at 6:27 pm
I particularly like this poem because of how it speaks from a grown-up's point of view who hasn't grown-up yet, "I’m still that little brown eyed girl." It talks about a little girl who has grown up on the outside but is still a kid and growing on the inside. Also it's repetition of "i'm still" letting us know that she is still the girl she use to be.
AlliNeedisMusic said...
Jan. 29, 2015 at 11:06 am
Reminds me of when things were so much less complicated... I love this. Keep up the great work!
Jmcneely said...
Oct. 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm
i love this poem it shows ho people want to hold on to how life was before everything started to get harder as we grow but it also shows that even though we are grown up we still are who we where before and all the old things are still in our hearts
GreekGoddess said...
Oct. 22, 2013 at 9:57 am
I love it, this is a great peice of writing. You got your message across clearly and made everyone think about when they were younger compared to now. Great job I enjoyed it!
Wingless said...
Oct. 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm
This is really wonderful! It made me happy to be me ^_^
notquitesoquaint said...
Oct. 17, 2012 at 10:22 am
 I could most deffinatly relate to this peice and its relation to wanting to hold on to child hood as long as possible. However, I did think that the peice was uneven in its approach and tone. You wrote "I'm still that girl who falls when she runs, getting back up, because falling is fun." Up until this point, the peice presented more of a serious tone while flirting with a playful approach further establishing the audience's mood. This line disrupts the fee... (more »)
Ollieanne said...
Sept. 2, 2012 at 9:38 am
So cute:) I love the part about Barbie ruling the world:)
disasterdominant13 said...
Apr. 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm
i like the part about falling being fun :P haha not bad, not bad.
Estelle18 said...
Apr. 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm
......*mouth dropped and staring at screen* this was...better than anything I have ever read.   I do agree with some of the others though with it not being a song, but who cares it was beautiful and inspiring :) 
YandahLIBgirll said...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 7:09 am
TheKayster said...
Mar. 11, 2012 at 7:25 am
I love this :) definatley a 10/5 poem! 
His Girl said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Listen, the author posted this under song lyrics for a reason. So hop off.
ClaireBear_88 replied...
Sept. 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Umm rude much? That was an extremely nasty thing to say to someone who made an honest and perfectly understandable mistake. So you hop off
NigomayNamikaze said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm
That was amazing! I am sooooooooooooooo jealous.. but I never still other peoples poetry! YYYYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!
beebug said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm
I love it!!! i thinkin this inspires me....
stellabella21 said...
Jan. 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm
Love it! Keep writing!
Jordan said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:03 am
I don't see why this is posteed under "Song Lyrics"? It doesnt have the structure of a song, and it seems a little bit repetitive to be a song.. I mean, unless the Chorus is "I'm Still" then i dont see a song here. Dont get me wrong, it's not bad, but it's not song lyrics.
prettyprettygirl replied...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm
This is totally a song...
Fredy long replied...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 10:57 am
No, it's really not.
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