RedButterfly By RedButterfly, 14th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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so many stereotypes are used by the media these days and they have worked their way into society. if im having a bad day im sometimes called 'a typical teenager', but then, they dont know the truth, so its unfair for them to judge,,, right? or maybe it's because thats what we're made to think! i once had to draw a teenager, and it was truly stereotypical, even though it was nothing like me and my friends its still what even we class as a 'typical teen'....

typical teenager

obnoxiously loud music......
floppy hair.....
bad attitude......
i am the best in my class at school
i do all my work on time.
i have my clean uniform
and my shoes that shine

but when i get home
put my music on
stay in my room doing 'homework'
and put my comfy hoodie on...

if i snap at my parents
or use the word 'UNFAIR'
if they do something i dont like
if i send them 'the glare'

it gets me in a rage!

if im quiet, im 'anti-social'
if i talk im 'way to loud'
is there no way i can act
to make my parents proud?!?!

i've tried every tactic
theres nothing i can do
but sit and chat with my friends
cos there 'typical teenagers' too...


Stereotype, Stereotypes

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I love poetry so I will write alot of that :)

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author avatar Retired
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Nice poem. I totally agree with you.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

I dislike when people lump all groups that are some what alike, into one group. I actually loved the teen years with my kids and their friends also. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Nov 2011 (#)

Great poem, I agree with Denise, I enjoyed the company of my kids in the teen years. Sure they were a bit stereotypical at times, heck, so was I, a stereotypical Dad as well. There aren't any teen reference manuals and there aren't any DIY books for fathers and mothers. You know what is really great to hear, is that I did okay as a Dad.Thank you:-))

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author avatar Retired
24th Nov 2011 (#)

Well I always have messy hair, sunglasses and a knapsack on shoulder. Was known for my clean uniforms but always wore the wrong shoes to school and homework, well I used to complete it in school sometimes fifteen minutes before the next class or during the class session and submit it.
Only happened in Math and Physics. Always added 2+2=5 (hence the business degree) and got kicked royally in class for it.
But was always in trouble for my shoes rather than homework. The naughiest kid in school/High School and University... Still am as you can see...

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author avatar Retired
24th Nov 2011 (#)

well i liked this a lot as you bespoke of your inner conflicts....we are so wrong to not realign our stereotypes

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author avatar Songbird B
28th Dec 2011 (#)

Such a good poem to remind us all not to stereotype youngsters...Well put!

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author avatar RedButterfly
28th Dec 2011 (#)

thank you every one :)

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