From Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul


They wear clothes too tight.
They wear clothes too big.
They have funky hair styles,
I think they need a wig.

They’re allowed to stay out.
They’re allowed to make out.
They’re allowed to wear clothes
That let it all hang out.

They’re allowed to have boyfriends.
They’re allowed to have girlfriends.
They can’t mind their business.
They’re way far into trends.

They’re snotty and conceited.
They think they’re all that,
They make me want to puke.
Next year . . .
Will I be like that?

Melissa Mercedes, age 12

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