Ashley Olson

We Are Good - Poem by Ashley Olson

Teenagers are amazing
I wish the world would see
Just how beautiful we are
how compassionate we can be

I wish they could take back
all the cynical things they've said
and see how much we shine
be positve instead

Remark on our radiant smiles
and the differences we make
all of the people our lives touch
all of the chances that we take

notice how we change
each and every day
wanting to leave childhood
yet desperately wanting to stay

I wish they could remember
how tough our lives can be
the promises that are broken
the violence that we see

Yet we still venture onward,
unsure of where the road may lead,
hoping they will take notice
hoping they will heed

of the changes that we've made
of the power that we hold,
of the wisdom we have hidden
of the stories yet untold

I hope the world will notice
what some have already seen
teenagers are amazing people
striving to follow their dreams

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  • (3/28/2006 6:22:00 PM)

    I really love this poem; I thought your voice really spoke well for teenagers. Being 16 I completly know what you're talking about, we are taken for granted all the time. No one seems to know or care about what we go through everyday... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005

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