Sometimes people get erased
You can see the smudges of where they used to be
But they’re not on the current page with you
One day your child will be gone
And they’ll give you a replacement
But it won’t be the same
This new one will be a person
a few short years
Again! Again! Again! Again! Again!
Stop it Dad, you’re embarrassing me
in a few short years
Lightness and darkness
I keep thinking of that moment that was good between us
I’m glad we had that moment before you were taken
I want you to know that I love you
But why would you be hanging around just to hear that?
You’ve got better places to go to
Or no place at all
sometimes I just wanna change the world around.
I keep hearing that refrain:
Sometimes I just wanna change the world around
I used to have a list of songs that expressed it all
It was a music window and I looked through it constantly
like repeating a mantra
It made everything into a story
And that helped me
Because stories make sense
But it always ended with the same song…
Sometimes I just wanna change the world around.
Here are some poems about being a teen in the teen decade: