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We the Teenagers

October 14, 2010
By mayajean SILVER, Cleveland Hts, Ohio
mayajean SILVER, Cleveland Hts, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer." -Robert Frost
"There are two types of people-those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'"- Frederick Collins

Learn from others mistakes, they say,
But you know we never do.
Listen to your parents, they say,
But we haven't got a clue.
Do what you're told, they say,
But we all fight the system.
Grown-ups know best, they say,
But none of us believe them.
It's useless- give it up, they say,
But we'll tough it out.
What would you do without us, they sigh,
But we could go without.
Why don't you listen?, they asked,
(Though really, they knew)
And we turned to them and asked-
Did you?

The author's comments:
Written in a spirit of defiance that posseses me every so often.

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on Oct. 30 2010 at 7:40 pm
andshesfearlesss, West Harrison, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart" John Knowles- A Separate Peace

i like this a lot the title reminded me of the preamble "we the people"