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Just Give Me A Day MAG

February 19, 2014
By skenney97 BRONZE, Naperville, Illinois
skenney97 BRONZE, Naperville, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Just give me a day
A day to blare my music as loud as possible in order to drown out the rest of the world
A day to stay under my covers and
permanently hit the snooze button on
the alarm clock
A day to be angry at the world without
being told to appreciate all that I have
A day to feel sorry for myself
But this won't happen
The world expects us all to plaster on
phony smiles and walk around as if
nothing is wrong
As if she's not starving herself to be skinny
Or neglecting everything else to make it
to the top
There are dying children in Africa so I better not even think that about saying I feel upset
Don't I dare complain that I didn't make
the team because at least I have a house
to go home to at night
But my problems matter to me
I want a day to just feel bad
Just give me a day
'Cause I'll eventually figure out for myself that my life is pretty good
I'll turn down the music and welcome
the world back in
I'll stop being angry and appreciate what
I have
But Just give me a day

The author's comments:
This piece is simply about how we need to figure out for ourselves that we have a good life, but we need time to do so. When people tell us we need to be grateful and thankful for what we have we drown them out. Instead we have to spend time with ourselves to see how good we truly have it.

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on Feb. 24 2014 at 9:51 pm
BehindTheseScars SILVER, Mooresville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Wrists are for bracelets, not for cutting"- Kellin Quinn
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon"- anon
"Everything's okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end"- anon

I am in love with this poem. You are so talented. 

on Feb. 23 2014 at 6:15 pm
skenney97 BRONZE, Naperville, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments
Thank you so much! This really means a lot, especially coming from such a talented writer. I read some of your work and I was so captivated! Thank you so much again!

on Feb. 23 2014 at 6:01 pm
PoetAndYouKnowIt PLATINUM, Westfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There will always be someone who is smarter than you. Skinnier than you. Stronger than you. More popular than you. There will always be someone better than you, but there will never be someone who is YOU."

This one of the best poems I have EVER  head and I love this so much. I was actually just about to write a peice like this lol but you took the cake. FANTASIC job again! If you could read one of my most reacent pieces it'd make my day. Thanks and you rock!

on Feb. 23 2014 at 5:23 pm
GirloftheMoon SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss

This is absolutely one of my favorite poems. The point you are making is so relatable. Nice job!

on Feb. 23 2014 at 3:30 pm
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
36 articles 0 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

I cannot tell you how much I connected with this poem. Beautifully wriiten.

Btung SILVER said...
on Feb. 22 2014 at 9:39 pm
Btung SILVER, Randolph, Massachusetts
6 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"I have not failed. I only found 10,000 ways that do not work."

Very good poem. Relatable and strong tone.