Is it Okay?

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Teenagers are lumped into one big stereotype after another: we're lazy; we have no ambition; we all watch MTV; we all think about sex...all the time. Why are we herded in this way? First of all, I fit none of these. Second of all, is it okay that I don't fit any of them? And, if not: Why?

Submitted: December 28, 2006

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Is it Okay?

Abra Sellick

Is it really okay

If I don’t want to be that girl

The one with all the problems

The teenager that is Merely a statistic

The teenager that is

Having that time of the month and

Desperately needs chocolate

The teenager that is

Addicted

To something, anything, everything

And at the same time

Do I want to fit in?

A better question

Do I have to?

Can’t I just

Be that girl

Who has passion about something

Not a boy

About the world, about people, about art, about music, about math, about nature, or life?

Is it okay—to be more than mediocre

To hope for a challenge, just so I can get through it, say that—

I tried, and say that I am somebody who—is not like the rest and

Who wants to be different but

Is afraid to stand out in the crowd that is—bigger than comprehension

Bigger than the will to—

Is it okay?


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