Mar 06
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As kids


As Kids
We don't worry
Not like grown-ups

As kids
We worry about
The last slice of cake
We worry about
Getting the latest toy
We worry about 
Getting home before
The light leaves
    And 
The dark returns

As kids we worry 
About growing up
Not afraid
But Eager

Eager
To live life 
The way we want

Eat ice cream
   For dinner
Go to bed at 
   Whatever
No more homework
No more rules

But then
When we do start to grow up 
On our path to adulting

We worry about
Our clothes 
Our hair
Ourselves

Fit in
Like a puzzle piece

Don't stand out 
Don't stand up

Who are you?
Who am I?

Gay. Straight
Girl. Boy. Them
Football player. Math League President

We try so hard
To fit in with the crowd
We try 
Feb 21
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Just Like Sleeping



Just Like Sleeping

This is a poem of a childhood memory

The splashing of my friends 
Around me 
Make me want to splash too
But with them over there
And me over here… 

I want to show them
Need to show them
That I can do it

That I can toss a big rainbow colored
Balloon ball around
While staying above the water’s surface
So I asked.
And the teacher asked
“Can you swim” 
“Yes” 

My cold wet feet
Left
Teeny tiny footprints
Against 

The hot dry concrete
Making my feet 
Feel like burning toast
The edge of the water stood inches away
Bellowing me to dip more than a toe
To dip more than my pasty scraggly legs

The stairs that lay just a few feet away
Begged me not to
Screamed at me not to 
Jump in
“Use us!”
They cried
But I did anyway

And
Feb 20
poem 0 comments challenge: Reach
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Exceed Expectations

If only I could reach a little farther. 
My fingertips barely touched
barely brushed
Against it’s cold hard surface
It teased me
Knowing without it’s aid 
I would fail

Everyone's eyes seemed to follow 
my every move 
Watching to see if I will
Pass 
Or 
Fail

Most of them expect me to fail
I don’t blame them

Why have faith in the guy that 
Makes mushy soupy Mac & Cheese
Why have faith in the guy that
Can’t even outrun his 
five year old brother
In a race
Why have faith in a guy
Whose only achievement is 
A C+ on an algebra test
a*2 + b*2 = c*2

No. 
It’s not me who you should be rooting for. 

You should be rooting for Mr. Tall, Strong, and Handsome 
He can reach those bars with ease and scale them like a monkey
He can run those laps with long and strong strides
And leave everyone in his dust
Feb 06
poem 0 comments challenge: Fifteen
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Indecisive

 A Restless 

              Indecisive 

                      Daydreamer

                                    Writer

                                         Teacher

                                         Or 

                              Politician

                   Change Minds

             Guide Minds

                 Or

  Help Minds?