Life of a Teen (Teens in a Nutshell)

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Hmmm... :)

Life of a Teen (Teens in a Nutshell)

So when you're a teen,
there's not much you think about...
Maybe a job, definitely that guy or girl,
how you despise your dad or mom...

But nothing of real substance.

You care about the newest phone,
newest clothes, and how they fit...
Where to get your first piercing,
ears, eyebrow, or lip...

You don't think of consequences...

You crave for a drivers license,
and a brand new shiny car...
You aren't ever "going to be",
you are always "are"...

If that even makes sense...

You fall in love too quickly,
and yet, not fast enough...
You might just have met them
but you will swear it is love...

Oh sweet fickle hearts we have...

You get curious about things,
sex, drugs, rock and roll...
You are always teetering on the edge,
not wanting to be an outcast, just to be cool...

You never think of not taking the dive...

... So when youre a teen
there's not much you really think about...
Just you...
Your life...
Living in the now...

And when you do the things you do...

Adults always wonder "why?"

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ClearlySays commented on Life of a Teen (Teens in a Nutshell)

02-01-2011

Very true poem! I always live in "going to be" not "are" & that's what gave me trouble growing up (thinking I felt older and more aware than I was). Great poem because whether that's how you or I think, it's the general age groups' mental state. You captured it well.

ImStillHere

02/02/2011

Haha thanks :) ~Audrey

tenderpoison commented on Life of a Teen (Teens in a Nutshell)

01-04-2011

I think, and am sure others here agree with me, that it will be marvelous indeed to watch you as you mature. You are quite insightful - and not in comparison to others your age, but in comparison to most of humanity. to see the shallowness so typical to teens so clearly, and yet at the same time recognize that it is not cause for alarm - that is wisdom. And you are unique. 10

ImStillHere

01/05/2011

oh... why thank you. haha uhm i guess all you OP-ers can do is read my writes to see how my life goes lol... unless some of you here actually know me... ~Audrey

Teardrops commented on Life of a Teen (Teens in a Nutshell)

01-03-2011

If you follow the group then who are you ? Find yourself and be true to that person . For in the end you are the one who has to answer for your actions so why not make them kind and good actions Marie

ImStillHere

01/04/2011

very very true... thanks for reading ~Audrey

gmcookie commented on Life of a Teen (Teens in a Nutshell)

12-31-2010

Hey kiddo, I'll tell you what I did. I decided, very early on in my adolescence, that every day I was going to do something "selfless" - some act of kindness that benefited somebody else, but not me. I've kept that promise all my life. That kind of a life style leads you down some paths not frequented by the heard, but, when you get to your old age, at least you'll have plenty to write about! hehe. But whatever you do keep writing my friend!

gmcookie

12/31/2010

oops... typo. That should be "herd" not "heard".

ImStillHere

12/31/2010

hmmm that sounds like a good plan... thanks for the great advice, Gm. :) and thanks for reading. ~Audrey

HarverTomsson commented on Life of a Teen (Teens in a Nutshell)

12-31-2010

And you, the thoughtful one. Such sly self-depreciation, or is it irony, after all? I liked this one a lot. Harv

ImStillHere

12/31/2010

haha I'm not being self-depreciative... I think like this a lot, actually. and thanks. im glad you like it :) ~Audrey

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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