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SUSHmita (India) published:

fifteen.

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Ever since I was six years old, I always wondered what it was like to be fifteen. All I knew was that there will be lots of pressure from our parents and teachers to do our best in high school and loads and loads of (school)work, which of course is true. When I was 10 years old, I read an article about a grade 1 student who wrote about her achievements for her upcoming years- especially when she’ll enter high...

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12 days ago

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vastexpansion (United States) published:

fourteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

fourteen, like a fortune cookie,
I'm told the whole, plain truth in a sentence:
growing up isn't all that exciting.
the movies lied when they made high school look happy
and all those adults that told me "don't grow up so fast"
were right. my mom isn't so tall anymore,
I shadow over her and she looks tired more often.
fourteen, like glasses, like a reality check.
I am forced to notice that my mom's smile is sometimes sad,
with...

23 days ago

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Hermione (United States) published:

13

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

I never knew how hard an age would be
I thought twelve was hard well look now
At that age I never realized how hard it would be
Well I knew it would be hard 
But not this hard
Thirteen is and interesting age
It's the age you start to think your an adult 
When really you are just a child
It's the age you have been waiting for 
Waiting for 
Waiting for that teenage year
Thinking it would be...

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24 days ago

1

flying_elephant10 (United States) published:

13

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

i've always been looking for the next step.
the next huge thing to happen.
when i was little, it was starting school.
then, being a teenager.
now, it's starting high school.
but do we ever stop looking for the next step?
can we ever just be happy where we are?
i can't help but look forward.
once something passes by,
it's onto the next event.
i'm never satisfied.
 

25 days ago

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SunsetShimmer (France) published:

15

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

15.
Not an adult.
and yet not a child either.
a teenager... but what is a teenager?
someone who is supposed to be more responsible but still isn't responsible.
someone who is making their own mistakes and being told off for them.
someone who is being pressured into decisions about their future that they probably aren't ready to make.

I ask myself how come with only fifteen years on this earth, of which three are completely forgotten, and ten are...

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26 days ago

5

Bailey Anderson-Kita (United States) published:

sixteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

one
my dad says i took forever to crawl, they wanted to take me to a doctor
two
little sister born, responsibility goes up
three
soccer games and new friends
four
memories start to solidify
five
another sister born, family drifts apart
six
only see my dad on the weekends, i never know whats going on
seven
school is hard, talking talking talking, but never saying a word
eight
seeing dad more and more, moving in with my grandma and...

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27 days ago

5

wishtree (United States) published:

14

PROMPT: [Insert Age]


"Just turned 14 / and I think this year I'm gonna be mean"

come on, come with your all &
    clench your fists, take this ticket

& hold on tight. in for
    a ride, you bet. & you'd be right

but careful! it won't be what you
    expect. settle in 'cause time flies

& you haven't got time for
    nothing these days. you know it's not

what you wanted but you get
    what you get and you don't get

upset....
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about 1 month ago

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.amelia. (Singapore) published:

18 [and if I'm actually an adult yet]

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Normally, in most countries, being 18 crosses the second threshold of independence, besides being 16. It's the year you get to move out, live alone, go to college etc.

But being eighteen means a completely different thing in Singapore.

It means, you're taking GCE 'A' levels this year (if you're in Junior College). It means you get to drink, it means you get to vote, it means you get to drive. It also means you're not in a university, not...
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about 1 month ago

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Abrianna (United States) published:

Eight-teen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

I was a child.
Sunny days, Breathless frights,
Kisses by Daddy, Camping nights,
Playing in creeks, Swinging on ropes,
Songs by evening, Never ending hopes.

Then I grew some.
Reading a Hardy Boy's book,
Finding a pretty, woodsy nook,
School is hard but I like it,
Stretched by the campfire I lit.

Then I grew some more..
Then I noticed to much around me,
Feeling hurt like no one loved me,
Wishing I could be so great,
Always feeling just...

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about 1 month ago

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Natcat12000 (Australia) published:

Fourteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Fourteen is that time between a child and an adult.

Where people expect you to mature, blossom and behave. 

They expect you to make the best choices, basically be an adult already.

But thats the thing, we can’t learn how to be an adult in an few days.

You can’t expect us to suddenly know everything when we hit a certain age.

Yes, we will mature, but eventually. 

Yes, we will make good choices, but eventually.

Yes, we will know...

about 1 month ago

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BcKenna (United States) published:

15

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Fifteen is a waiting time, a time in the middle of childhood and adulthood. The world expects that you’re moody, bratty, and addicted to your phone. The world expects that you do not yet know what you want for your future, yet they want you to start preparing for it. The world tells you to be yourself, yet expects that you stick to the present social norms. Fifteen is a time when people’s expectations of you will be mixed, and...

about 1 month ago

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AlliWrites (United States) published:

*pretend this is my age*

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Seeing that number always astounds me.

I was born into a world where screens are dominant.

I am okay with that.

It's how I grew up, it's how I live my life. I sometimes think about growing up in a different time, and still with everything that has happened, I'm okay being here, and now, and me.

Seeing that number makes me feel small.

Like I could crawl under my bed and play hide and go seek with my brothers...

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about 1 month ago

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SleepyNugget (United States) published:

Fifteen (15)

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

    I am an irresponsible teenager, I waste hours upon hours on simple little things like drawing or reading, even writing when I have the time. I may or may not also watch hours upon hours of Anime, my favorite one being my hero because of Bakugo and Kirishima, and my life right now my parents say is "simple" yet it's not- because I'm an anime simp and just want to stare into the red-eyed characters beautiful manly or...

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about 2 months ago

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Helena (Australia) published:

Lucky Thirteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Some people never want to grow up.
Some people can't wait.
Some people don't get to grow up,
And some don't even get to take a breath.

To be here, at thirteen, I am lucky. Lucky to be walking through blades of grass without a single scratch, lucky to be breathing colours in the open sky, my palette filled with yellows and pinks. Lucky to be wrapped in anchoring embraces and loving smiles, sharing my burdens when need be. I am...

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about 2 months ago

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Firzxpensticts (India) published:

Strong Sixteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

16. Woah! It has been sixteen years since I was born. That's a long time.. but then again I realize that it's not that long. But the thing is, it's ultimately the society that decides.. "You're too old for this", "too young for that" ,blah blah. But I have comprehended several metaphors of life, at sixteen. I have realised a lot of things that most people understand very late in life.
I'm unperturbed by societal standards of beauty,...

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about 2 months ago

1

coolcat27607 (United States) published:

Fourteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

The world sees me as someone before they even meet me. They picture me as the stereotypical teenager. Always on their phone, free of stress, and full of lies. Why am I characterized by strangers as this? I do not know.
Fourteen for me is none of these things. I don’t usually spend time staring at my phone. I rather look up and see the world. And my life is constantly stressful. Sometimes I think the stress will never end,...

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about 2 months ago

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Nevaeh Tietze (United States) published:

Ages

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Age is but a number
But numbers hold significance
For all of us in life
We see the effects of age
From birth to death 

Adolescence is sweet and pure
Skipping down chalk-covered sidewalks
Teenagehood is confusing 
Emotionally a complete wreck
Adulthood who knows
I haven’t reached that time yet

But what about those
Who have age scrambled up
Im younger than you think
But i’m older than I should be 

I know too much for my age
Yet not...

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about 2 months ago

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Maya1 (United States) published:

Age

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

1,2,3,4 were all voids to me, nothing changed and nothing happened. 5 years old my sister came into my life(much to my displeasure). 6 I started attending the school I now go to which would forever change me. 7 made my first real friends. 8 I took my first trip out of country. 9, fourth grade was certainly a hassle but I very much enjoyed my teachers. 10 another friend was made. 11 I lost that same friend but gained...

about 2 months ago

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Athena (United States) published:

14

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

My first year of high school, movies, people, friends tell me it’s the best.
but I’m watching through a screen as my siblings scream.
the classes, the friends, the dances. I want to experience it all, like the movies and books I adore.
homecomings next week but my weekends looking pretty bleak.
every-time I look at my grades want to cry, I can’t even hear my teachers talk half of the time.
I’ve lost all my friends only two left,...

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about 2 months ago

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moby what (United States) published:

13 sucks, 8 was cool

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

when i was 8 i so wanted to be older
thinking middle school was paradise
with lockers, classes, and work
i wanted to be smart now as i was the
and expected all the same
but now at 13 i can't even face my grades

when i was 8 i so wanted to be older
with friends and hangouts everyday
because then i would be allowed
to play tag, hide and seek, all foolish games from back then
when i...

about 2 months ago

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Paige (United States) published:

The world is falling, the crumbling grounds, and I'm busy over here writing down: I'm twelve

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

    Twelve years old. That's how old I am. Only 12 and I almost feel like I've missed out on a childhood. Missed out on being able to play games without being embarrassed to be seen by older kids. Missed out on learning how to do all of those things I told myself over and over I'd do them. Like, doing a cartwheel. I almostfeel like if I do learn to do a cartwheel, I'll be telling my friends...

about 2 months ago

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UllaD (United States) published:

Twe1v2

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

    Being 12 is like a split between teenager and child, where you're not allowed to make your own choices, but also not allowed to act childish. Everyone seems to think, the day you turn twelve, you are smarter. You are more than an 11 year old. But you're not. You're really just 1 day older than you are the day before, one year older than that day 365 day's ago. And to me, you are finally 11. And now, you...

about 2 months ago

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thebookishfey (Canada) published:

how old am I anyway?

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

perceiving    

    The last time I went to get my hair cut, my hairdresser asked if I was in high school or post-secondary. It threw me off - I was only a few months into being fourteen, and here this person thought I was what - seventeen? Twenty?
    "Neither," I managed to croak out. "I'm going into high school next year."
    Since then, I've been asked for ID getting on a plane at least once, and a...

about 2 months ago

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Flowing Ink (United States) published:

A Step

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Age is a nebulous thing, brimming with the momentous beauty of life and the grim countanace of death. Another moment lived, yet another moment closer to the end. Pages turning, fires burning, loves to be loved and lost and forgotten. 

Seventeen is supposed to be the age of falling into place, of putting the final touches on the masterpiece that is you. It is supposed to be this daring step closer to adulthood and step away from childhood. It is...

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about 2 months ago

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the_musings_of_me (Australia) published:

nearly fourteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

I'll be fourteen in less than a fortnight. And I think I'm still a kid. I don't long for my childhood back, I don't need to, I still have it, but I'm sure I shall one day. It's evolved, of course. I can make my own food now, I don't whine and cry when I'm upset, I know I can swear and not get in trouble now. But fourteen is young. You're still a child, and still have every excuse...

about 2 months ago