aashka thakkar

Rookie (23 sepetember 1995 / patan)

It's Tough To Be A Teenager - Poem by aashka thakkar

It’s tough to be a teenager, no one really knows
What the pressure is like in school, this is how it goes.

I wake up every morning, and stare into this face
I wanna be good looking’, but I feel like a disgrace.

My friends they seem to like me, if I follow through with their dare,
But when I try to be myself, they never seem to care.

My mom, well she keeps saying, I gotta make the grade
While both my parents love me, it slowly seems to fade.

It seems like everyone I know is trying to be so cool
And every time I try, I end up just a fool.

I’ve thought about taking drugs, I really don’t want to you know
But I just don’t fit in, and it’s really starting to show.

Maybe if I could make the team, I’ll stand out in the crowd
If they could see how hard I try, I know they would be proud.

You see I’m still a virgin, my friends they can’t find out
Cause if they really knew the truth, I know they’d laugh and shout.

Sometimes I really get so low, I want to cash it in
My problems really aren’t so bad, if I think of how life’s been.

Sometimes I’m really lost, and wonder what to do
I wonder where to go, who can I talk to.

It’s tough to be a teenager, sometimes life’s not fair
I wish I had somewhere to go, and someone to CARE.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

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