Hello. My name is Joie (pen name). I live in California and I am a senior in high school. I am 17 years old and I have only recently begun to write poetry. I've been through a lot of emotional turmoil lately and I decided to try and put my emotions into words. I have always loved to write, and I consider myself to be rather good at it, though I've never really tried my hand at poetry. I've found it to be a very releasing activity and I hope that I am getting better at it with each poem I write. Thank you.

In the Middle of My Life

Of Course,
as we all know.
It's hard to be a teen.

How can one
simply wrap up all

the emotions!!

in one single tiny minute

But perhaps,
for just one day.

I can be everywhere and everyone.
Take it all in.

Fit in with the in crowd. Out with the out.

In between with the lost ones.

Then I would be complete.
And I could grow up.

Copyright 2000 by Joie