Yearbook | Teen Ink


July 19, 2012
By CountryPopGirl PLATINUM, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
CountryPopGirl PLATINUM, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
38 articles 16 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You love someone, you open yourself up to suffering, that's the sad truth. Maybe they'll break your heart, maybe you'll break their heart and never be able to look at yourself in the same way. Those are the risks. The thought of losing so much control over personal happiness is unbearable. That's the burden. Like wings, they have weight, we feel that weight on our backs, but they are a burden that lifts us. Burdens which allow us to fly..."
-Dr. Jack Hodgins (Bones)

Something that brings back memories
of dances, parties, pep rallies, and good times.
You look at how young your classmates were
and how they have changed.

They also transport you back to that time
when you were young and reckless.
You get to reflect on your actions
and how they made you who you are today.

And let us not forget the autographs.
Signatures, messages, farewells, etc.
Everyone writing positive things in your book
and you are doing the same.

But to me, a yearbook is just that,
a book.
Just a bunch of paper with photos of children.
Fake smiles in those posed pictures,
trying to make the school look warm and welcoming.

But a yearbook is only a book of a year of your life.

The author's comments:
I looked at my yearbook after a terrible year at school. This is what I saw.

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on Nov. 27 2012 at 7:58 pm
SarahHarmon GOLD, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
11 articles 1 photo 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have learned that people will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

I loved this!!! It flowed beautifully. While reading your stories I kept thinking that what was there was good material for poetry. I think you should do more of these all the time. It was truely beautiful and the narrator has a voice in your poem- not many poets on this website can capture a voice like that. I think you have found your calling with this poem!