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Sunset_327 (Australia) published:

16

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After my 13th, I told myself to be patient, to wait for the universe to gradually give me what I wanted in exchange for being good, for complying to the norm. One day, there will be a change for the better. Just wait till you're 16. 

16 is the age you start to party. 
16 is the age you realise you're soon to be an adult.
16 is the age you decide to begin putting more effort into your school...

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evren jane (United States) published:

13y/ 11m/11d

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not even fourteen, and already the face that stares back at me is not my own. if I really try, I can remember what I was like before the heavy gaze of old men and disapproving parents began to rest upon my too-broad shoulders and hips. I don't like to think about my younger self, it only brings me sorrow for all the things i thought i could be. 
   
"younger self," but I am still young. "younger self,"...

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evren jane (United States) published:

13y/ 11m/11d

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

not even fourteen, and already the face that stares back at me is not my own. if I really try, I can remember what I was like before the heavy gaze of old men and disapproving parents began to rest upon my too-broad shoulders and hips. I don't like to think about my younger self, it only brings me sorrow for all the things i thought i could be. 
   
"younger self," but I am still young. "younger self,"...

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SunV (India) published:

fifteen.

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

fifteen. wow, you've come a long way.
    i've been watching you, trying to spread your wings, trying to fly. i think maybe, this might be your year. you've gained responsibility, but you've also gained freedom, you've gained the ability to stay out later than usual, to have movie nights, to eat when you feel hungry, and not when you're told.
    but you've also gained more work. more expectations to suceed. but i know you can do...

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DarthWither/ Connor (United Kingdom) published:

13

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13 is an age which people say is going to be great. Your teen years are supposed to be the "best years of your life." So far, I have missed half a year of that because I have been in quarantine. Twelve was also supposed to be good, but I missed that entire year to a virus that set the world on fire. On my thirteen years on the third planet from the sun, I have moved house five times,...

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DarthWither/ Connor (United Kingdom) published:

13

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

13 is an age which people say is going to be great. Your teen years are supposed to be the "best years of your life." So far, I have missed half a year of that because I have been in quarantine. Twelve was also supposed to be good, but I missed that entire year to a virus that set the world on fire. On my thirteen years on the third planet from the sun, I have moved house five times,...

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ElliottAndTheirMusic (New Zealand) published:

14

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

When I was born, I was the cutest little girl
My mom took so many pictures of me
Including one we call "Crazy Baby"
Life was amazing, no one expected anything from me

When I was one, I started to walk
A baby's first steps are the best
Everyone was patient, no one rushed me
I got to learn at my own pace

When I was 2, I loved cars
I never liked Barbie, it was always cars
I always...

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saskia_hughes (Australia) published:

16

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Sweet Sixteen.
Your age doesn't define you,
But there is something about being sixteen...

16 means freedom,
freedom to drive.
freedom for medical treatment.
freedom to learn.
freedom.

16 means uncertainty,
uncertainty about your life.
uncertainty about your purpose.
uncertainty about who you will become.
uncertainty.

16 means opinions,
opinions on war.
opinions on oppression.
opinions on everything.
opinions.

16 means responsibility,
responsibility to uphold the law.
responsibility for sexual intercourse.
responsibility to take care of yourself.
responsibility.

Sweet sixteen...

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ViviK (United States) published:

Will you ever be taller?

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When I would go to a theme park when I was young, they would say, oh you're not tall enough. I would stare up at the people as if they where angels and I would feel misplaced. As I got older however, that changed. I started to see people looking up at me. Years of being on the top bleacher, head above everyone in a line, at a baseball game and no one could see if they were behind me....

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UllaD (United States) published:

Twe1v2

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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. But you're not. You're really just 1 day older than you are the day before. Every year, I think the next grade is older. But it never is. Every year on my birthday, I think that i'm older. But i'm not. If...

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rainbow (Sri Lanka) published:

FifTeen

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It's hard to be a teen
I learnt at fifteen
The heart remains unclean
Littered of thoughts and feelings unseen

They would like to see whenever
What a keen student I would be ever
Heel to head the exam fever
Science and Math filled upto my liver

Fascination crashes over at time
The wondering mind, Oh such a big crime
Newton slaps over to say he's the prime
Algebra never praises what a good day-dreamer I'm

Amidst of all the...

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encapsulated_emotions (United Kingdom) published:

seventeen

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being 17 is remembering your childhood dreams and scoffing
but scoffing sadly

the days are studded with letters
entry requirements for universities and initials for exam papers

in primary school we would share a fun fact about ourselves
and i would say
my initials spell my name, isn't that cool?
to a circle of runny nosed knee grazed children
who had heard it all before

at seventeen you don't care for your initials
they won't spell out your future
at...

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Rose✿ (Australia) published:

Fourteen (14)

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The age of fourteen is being treated like a child but expected to act as an adult. When you want to be responsible but constantly let people down. 

It’s when you have heaps of friends but don’t honestly trust any of them. It’s dealing with High School, bullies, drama and on top of all that trying to figure out who you are. 

You have your values and the things you love to do. You know who you want to be,...

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McCarthy.u (United Kingdom) published:

18

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"At eighteen you should know what you want to do with your life.
At eighteen you should conduct yourself like an adult but know that the 'real' adults - those over 25 years old - will still believe you are wild teenagers so don't act too grown up.
At eighteen you should vote and get your driver's licence. 
At eighteen you should be studying hard at university to get good grades and consequently to get a good job."
So does...

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Anne Blackwood (United States) published:

17

PROMPT: [Insert Age]


Dear diary,

    I think I'm ready to turn 17. It's not as though I have much of a choice in the matter, seeing as how it's already happened. But I've been preparing myself mentally for a few months, so I think my existential crisis is beginning to close its doors.
    I'm not ready to grow up, though. Numbers are all but meaningless, but there's something universally terrifying about inching closer to the coldness of independence. It's...
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jadezammo (Australia) published:

Sixteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Up and down I may go,
Right and left,
Horizontally vertical.
Where to go, the world is too vast,
I will spend forever here,
At this in-between place.

Between the reverent ground and the furious sky,
The soil of the earth and the birds of the holy wind.
Too much I'm blinded,
Too vast to conquer.
This in between world, 
I wander. 

Here grass is greener
than the other side,
Each day is brighter,
each face new and treasured.

What...

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jadezammo (Australia) published:

Sixteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Up and down I may go,
Right and left,
Horizontally vertical.
Where to go, the world is too vast,
I will spend forever here,
At this in-between place.

Between the reverent ground and the furious sky,
The soil of the earth and the birds of the holy wind.
Too much I'm blinded,
Too vast to conquer.
This in between world, 
I wander. 

Here grass is greener
than the other side,
Each day is brighter,
each face new and treasured.

What...

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Amy2021 (United States) published:

Sixteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

Sixteen candles
lit in the midst of a storm
bubbling
boiling
steam rising in shapeless form

Ideas swirling 
twisting
emerging
about what I wish to be
who I may become

Nothing is permanent
Not even life
Will my choice satisfy
Or will it ignite
Hatred in the thing I loved most    

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lochnessie ❀ (Australia) published:

fourteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

fourteen.
through the flickers of flames, candles on a birthday cake -
she has lived fourteen years.
hip hooray.
and what does it mean? fourteen? old enough to know the truth, which is that you will never know the truth. the elusive truth, which lies in the glances of strangers and the upturned faces of sunflowers. 
fourteen. old enough to fear others just as much as you fear yourself. to imagine yourself detested and revered and be both at once,...

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3

Bryce E (United States) published:

14 years

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

I am 14 years old. Through my years I've done many things good and bad. For example when I was in kindergarten I was the worst in the class. Always talking,flipping my shirt around for some reason, and just bad things. Some good things are helping my grandma out, making friends with people that didn't have friends, and helping people with sports. Through all of my 14 years on earth there is one thing that I won't forget. That is...

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Bryce E (United States) published:

14 years

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I am 14 years old. Through my years I've done many things good and bad. For example when I was in kindergarten I was the worst in the class. Always talking,flipping my shirt around for some reason, and just bad things. Some good things are helping my grandma out, making friends with people that didn't have friends, and helping people with sports. Through all of my 14 years on earth there is one thing that I won't forget. That is...

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14

mirkat (United States) published:

fifteen freaks me out, 15 is slightly better

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when i was nine i would walk to the library
every Wednesday after school. slumped in a corner reading Calvin & Hobbs
with a scuffed butterfly backpack at her feet, was me.
my cheeks would flush when the middle schoolers wandered in.
they were cool, always gossiping about how jenna liked kyle,
and smart, too, laboring over homework in groups of three.
i observed from my post in the corner and couldn't wait for 
my birthday to roll around but
...
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Dakota_Lyn (United States) published:

13

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13 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days. That is how old I am. But, man I feel like I'm about 50. It could be helping with my siblings, or any other number of the responsibilities I hold that make me feel so old. I don't know, but it seems like I've made way more laps around the sun. People always make 13 sound so fun. "Oh, your a teenager now!", "These are the best years!" And they may...

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3

katekat13 (United States) published:

thirteen

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

    As a thirteen year old, your just a teenager/young adult. Yet people expect you to be mature all the time like there isn't a young in front of the adult. We're 13 not 16. Even 16 year olds goof off too, so it's not a worlds difference. After a 13 year old doing a bad thing (that isn't illegal) like not cleaning their room when their parent asked, or talking back, they act like this was never going to happen...

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danee (United Kingdom) published:

17 (but it's only partly wish fulfillment)

PROMPT: [Insert Age]

too old, too young
not quite in the middle
old enough to be seen as accountable
but too young to be seen as responsible

it's like walking on eggshells
this year, i have to ask permission to use the bathroom, check my phone, and ask my neighbour fo a pencil
and yet this coming summer, i'll be an adult
i've started looking at 'how to adult' playlists on youtube

the government will be able to release my photo if i...

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