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Is it Really Worth It?

October 20, 2009
By Rebecca Porath GOLD, New City, New York
Rebecca Porath GOLD, New City, New York
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The alcohol is poured,
The laughs never ending,
They have the time of their lives,
While I sit hear lending.

Lending my ears,
Talking is for listening to them, not venting
Lending my eyes,
To see their mistakes,
Lending my feelings,
Theirs’ matter more than my own.
Lending my morality,
I sit hear in the corner,
With an empty cup
Trying to fit in,
Into this endless scheme.
Brain cells perishing before me,
They are enjoying ever minute.
I want to with my fake personality,
The one which got me these friends,
In the first place.
And yet, with all might,
My conscience says “no”.

Feeling alone,
No one could understand,
Wanting to expermint,
Yet I know that I can’t.
Is it worth it?

The author's comments:
Peer pressure in my social life has really affected me both socially and mentally. While I am the only one in my whole group of friends who doesn't drink as a sophmore in high school, I wonder is the struggle really worth it?

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Gaga said...
on Nov. 30 2009 at 2:49 pm
Yes, it is worth it NOT to experiment. Peer pressure is the worst, but you are strong. All of your poetry is outstanding. You are a gifted writer!

on Nov. 19 2009 at 7:54 pm
SummerMornings GOLD, Dunwoody, Georgia
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omg... this about describes high school... keep staying strong and saying no!! the struggle is definitely worth it in end, but I know how hard it can be. I also struggle with peer pressure, so this hit close to home!!! thanks for sharing this <3