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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Adolescence/Teen Years (07/16/09)

TITLE: The Tweens
By Brian Haugrud
07/19/09


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Iíve finally arrived; Iím past all lifeís fears.
Thereíll be no more days when I break down in tears.
From this moment on my life will be great.
As each week passes on I can hardly wait. (Iím thirteen)

So now whatís happening? My bodies in change.
My parts and my pieces will somewhat re-arrange.
When once I was happy, I now sometimes am sad.
I will disappoint my parents; especially my dad. (Iím fourteen)

My friends want to take me to where I shouldnít go.
But I want to fit in and be the star of my show.
The influence they have seems to drag me astray.
My parents keep warning me thereíll be a price to pay. (Iím fifteen)

Iím ready to drive and have a license in hand.
Finally at last, on my own feet I stand.
I just need a car and the money for gas.
Itís just from my parents that I need the big pass. (Iím sixteen)

I met me this guy who says heís the one.
If I give him my heart he has promised such fun.
But itís more than my heart that he expects from me.
A man of integrity is not what I see. (Iím seventeen)

High school is over and now college begins.
My stomach is constantly on needles and pins.
The fear of the future starts to creep deep inside.
But I remember my upbringing and in Jesus abide. (Iím eighteen)

Iím a big person now and Iím all grown up.
Iím now more than ready to partake of lifeís cup.
I look to the future and the road up ahead.
I pray that by Jesusí hand I am led. (Iím nineteen)

This season of life has now passed me by.
One thing Iíve learned, there are more questions why.
I must put all my trust in the God of all time.
Without Him I canít complete one verse of this rhyme.


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Dawne Biggs07/23/09
This is really good and so potentially true of an adolescent's thoughts and situations. Your theme was captured well.
Sarah Fehr07/23/09
I like the creative way you portrayed each of the teenage years. You packed a lot of thoughts and feelings into seven short verses!
Connie Dixon07/27/09
Great job! You got all the years in there and captured each one well. I enjoyed the trans progression.
BILL HUNT07/29/09
What a nice technique! I enjoyed it year by year, smiling all the way. Adults don't want to admit it, but the progress actually continues on and on and on. I wonder if anybody could draft that saga all the way to age 100?