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I'm Still Young

September 13, 2009
By MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
24 articles 0 photos 157 comments

Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

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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This article has 91 comments.

on Nov. 4 2015 at 1:02 pm
trinriley BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments
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.

on Nov. 3 2015 at 6:27 pm
Laurenboo99 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments
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.

on Jan. 29 2015 at 11:06 am
AlliNeedisMusic SILVER, Easley, South Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reminds me of when things were so much less complicated... I love this. Keep up the great work!

on Oct. 29 2014 at 12:24 pm
Jmcneely BRONZE, Indianapolis, Indiana
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
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

on Oct. 22 2013 at 9:57 am
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
3 articles 0 photos 182 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The unprepared rebel dies in the fire."

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!

Razzy said...
on Oct. 18 2013 at 4:31 pm
Razzy, Somewhere, California
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" ~Robert H. Schuller

This is really wonderful! It made me happy to be me ^_^

on Oct. 3 2013 at 8:50 am
Yeah, I agree that it's more of a poem than a song. But it's a GREAT poem! Saying that the author shouldn't have put it under song lyrics isn't being rude, to all who think so. We're giving feedback.

on Oct. 17 2012 at 10:22 am
notquitesoquaint, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How dare you sitdown to write when you have not stood up to live."

 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 feel of the song. I think you should get rid of it. Also,the line "I'm still one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine" is confusing and isn't established properly, i think you should get rid of this one too.

on Sep. 25 2012 at 4:09 pm
PrincessClaire BRONZE, Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
don't do me do your hair

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

Ollieanne said...
on Sep. 2 2012 at 9:38 am
Ollieanne, St. Louis, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

So cute:) I love the part about Barbie ruling the world:)

on Apr. 24 2012 at 1:17 pm
disasterdominant13 SILVER, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be good and be lonesome." -Mark Twain
"It's either okay, or it'll be okay." -my father
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex; it takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." -Albert Eins

i like the part about falling being fun :P haha not bad, not bad.

on Apr. 24 2012 at 12:08 pm
Kparker27 PLATINUM, Groesbeck, Texas
30 articles 17 photos 101 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the end, it's still best to wait for the one we want rather than settle for what's available. It's still best to wait for the one you love rather than to settle for the one who's around. It's still best to wait for the right person, because life's too short to waste on the wrong one."

......*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 :) 

Yaya21 GOLD said...
on Apr. 2 2012 at 7:09 am
Yaya21 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
15 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
love and death what it is dont stop in fear, love yall ba, leave please, danger is reality, dont controll the feelin then y keep having it. hurt and pain is all part of life. life is too short to waste. believe what u believe in. love is a passion


on Mar. 11 2012 at 7:25 am
TheKayster BRONZE, Falmouth, Maine
2 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"

I love this :) definatley a 10/5 poem! 

His Girl said...
on Jan. 28 2012 at 12:14 pm
Listen, the author posted this under song lyrics for a reason. So hop off.

on Jan. 27 2012 at 4:23 pm
HinataHyuga SILVER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
To never give up is my nindo, my ninja way. I can't run before taking my first step. A place to return to is were someone always thinks of you. Naruto-kun. Miso ramen. Back off kushina tomato Minato is mine! Kingmortha is my BFFFFF on teenink!

That was amazing! I am sooooooooooooooo jealous.. but I never still other peoples poetry! YYYYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!

beebug SILVER said...
on Jan. 27 2012 at 1:33 pm
beebug SILVER, Rayne, Louisiana
9 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
The choices you make dictate the person you become.

I love it!!! i thinkin this inspires me....

on Jan. 18 2012 at 7:24 pm
stellabella21 BRONZE, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 article 1 photo 22 comments
Love it! Keep writing!

Fredy long said...
on Jan. 11 2012 at 10:57 am
No, it's really not.

on Jan. 6 2012 at 7:23 pm
This is totally a song...