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The Woes of A Teenage Girl

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0 posted 08-19-2009 03:52 PM       View Profile for precious pearls   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for precious pearls

**WARNING** This was made specifically for girls. Boys can read it too, but it tells ALL the things girls go through, including menstural cycles and the like. So if your somebody who thinks it's gross, please don't read it... Thank you.
The Woes of a Teenage Girl

A teenage girl goes through a lot
As she grows, the world can be cruel
Mother Nature plays her pawn
And acceptance is sought
Through peers and boys

Many joys
Of little girl life
Have been replaced with worries
Of approval from people
Who only care if you’re popular and have a great body
They never want to know about your personality
Unless you’re as snobbish as they are
Or if it will get them the cookie

It’s irritating to remind yourself to be ladylike and proper
Sometimes we just want to relax and say whatever
“Close your legs”
“Chew with your mouth closed”
“Put on a different t-shirt
It’s too exposed”

Being a teenage girl is hard
Especially when you’re on your period
And your stomach feels like its being ripped to shreds
The cramps come in waves
Mood swings come at all times of the day
And then your body starts to crave
Suddenly, you forget to do that History essay
When you start to get breasts
Your chest starts hurting
And they sometimes feel extra tender
And not even painkillers can make it better

And then we have to worry about the snobs
Girls who think they’re better than you
And think they have a higher value
Girls who are frenemies
Who pretend to be your friend
And then in the end
Stab you in the back
And make jokes about you and back-stabbing cracks

Some girls try to say they’ve never gone through it
But I think at one point or another
They had a moment of self-doubt or were worried about they’re outfit

And then always
No matter what age you are
You can get a bad reputation
Faster than you can say “miscomplication”
You could have been the girl that only did it once
But his promised silence
Blossomed into a full blown rumor
You could have been the girl who never did anything
But since you didn’t give it up
He lies and spreads rumors while you start crying
Or maybe you were the girl who got drunk at the party
And now everyone’s talking
About how you were so sluttish and nasty

Then we have to be on our guard with guys
For those who are our age
The players come out
And try to play you until you put out
They don’t care about your feelings or your dignity
All they care about is getting all the girls
They can
So they tell their friends and see who got the most
Sometimes they even post
It on the internet
“But you promised you’d never show anyone!”’re standing there crying
“Sorry, but you were just there for those few seconds of heaven”
And then he walks away laughing

But those aren’t the only guys we have to look out for
Because men as old as sixty-four
Have been known to rape young girls like you and me
And all you were doing was walking down the street
You could be dressed either way...
In tight skirts
And low-cut shirts
Or you could be in baggy jeans
And looking unremarkable or plain
It doesn’t matter to them
You’re just a young girl in her teens
Personally I’d rather wear jeans and be plain
Because chances are the pedophiles will back off and refrain

The biggest problem of all
Is the fear of not knowing what you’ll grow up to be
So many girls end up pregnant
So many end up as strippers
Or your average street hookers
So many end up on drugs
As a result of low self-esteem
And the next thing you know your life is destroyed and broken
It could happen to anyone
Don’t say that it wouldn’t to you
Because you don’t know what life throws your way
Or what you’ll go through

But I just have to say this
And this goes for any girl
Ask yourself
Are you going to be the damsel in distress?
Feel sorry for yourself and wait for someone to save you?
Or are you going to be the true
Woman you are
And be Strong
Even if you don’t always belong?
Are you going to be the independent thinker?
Or just say whatever
And give up on life?

No matter where life may take you
Always know that you have a strength inside yourself no one can take away
Not your peers, family, or any kind of man
And if you live by that, day by day
You will always find your way

"Love me, Hate me, Either way you can't break me"
-Imani Cortez

   Kai (a.k.a. precious pearls)

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1 posted 08-20-2009 07:47 AM       View Profile for Clockwork_Orange   Email Clockwork_Orange   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Clockwork_Orange's Home Page   View IP for Clockwork_Orange

well....i cant say i all.

but i could see where your coming from.

it was well written and full of insight at the matters at hand. good work.

~ you cant run from yourself ~

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2 posted 09-03-2009 07:32 AM       View Profile for madelyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for madelyn

I am a teen and i have gone threw all of what you mentioned. My old teachers say it was the best times of their life... well i dont see (or feel) what is so good about it! People call you vain if you think that you look Ok in a pair of sweats and self-destructive if you dont! YOU CANT WIN.
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3 posted 09-03-2009 09:55 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Kai, this brought tears to my eyes and I   have just turned 60. The tears are more for wanting to  give you a hug for "knowing" what  you need to do in today's society to stay strong and be yourself and not cater to what others want and think of you.

Many years ago, I  decided not to be a cheerleader or a gymnastics star or join any exclusive high school clubs other than the Pep club to cheer others on.  I was on  the volleyball team although being only 5'4" and didn't mind being second string. I was a substitute  classroom representative, and I promised to be friendly with all groups  so as not to exclude anyone but not to join those myself. And you know what, I still have many people who remember me after all these years mostly for just being a nice/kind person. That was/is enough for me.
I can say I have had a fairly successful, enjoyable and productive life.

((hugs)) for you and all who have to deal with the jealousies and torment of being a teenager today.

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4 posted 09-03-2009 09:21 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

It seems I am following Maureen tonight, but we are walking a path of excellent writing by some of our younger members.  This is some fine writing, Kai.  I wish I had read this when I was in my early teens.  

I'll be back to read this again.  

In admiration,
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