You capture the complexion of vulnerability, contrasting with the wall of image many teens use to keep themselves guarded. Great details about school. Nice flow too.
Much enjoyed! Very nicely done. :)
working with kids i know this girl...mostly i work with boys but...i feel for her finding her way...nice one shot
Ain't it the truth. You've given a look beneath the facade. Only kind eyes could have seen and then written what is there.
A teacher has to know the student.
Yes it all works here Libby. I like the change and it had more melody for me on this read. I think of Stockard Channing as Rizzo in Grease .. singing That's a Thing I'd Never Do. It was so great and she was all that tough girl but in that scene you saw her vulnerability.
hi libby...although its a girl boy does it remind me of me!! the brave face i put on and the way i hid behind the in your face look of being a goth, in my early teens & 20's throughout the 80's..but yes the image was a shield i really was a shy, terrified little boy...thankfully though it also helped me grow up and become what i am today...good poem..cheers pete
Dear LibbyBeautiful portrait of a humane character trying to live at peace... I loved your lines...'She cannot face lifeAny other way'Thanks for sharing..ॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivayahttp://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.comTwitter @VerseEveryDay
Nailed the tween feel/dynamic. Exemplary, effective.
I like the line "send her to isolation," and would love to know what she was thinking there. This could be the first line of another poem.