Teenage Crushes and Poetry

In lieu of a “real” blog post (I’ve never had a summer college class before, let alone two, and I’m still recovering), here’s a bit of my teen years wrapped up in a poem.  Written for one of said classes, of course.  And before you dig in, I should warn you that while my literary career began with poetry (a whole book of poems with cake/bake/snake/rake rhymes when I was the ripe old age of six), this is my first real poem.  Somehow my “Intro to Creative Writing” only covered fiction.  So be nice!

CrushingDid you have a teenage crush that crushed you?  Or did the two of you get together?  Share your crush in the comments below and let us know how it turned out.

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7 Responses to Teenage Crushes and Poetry

  1. Jennifer Jensen says:

    I should probably note that names have been changed to protect the innocent – I’m still in touch with some of these friends!

  2. Well I like it Jennifer. Great idea for a post.

    What is it about this summer. It seems everyone is so busy and it’s flying by to fast. So I hope you recover quickly and enjoy some rest. 🙂
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    • Jennifer Jensen says:

      Summer has seemed really short here – we’ve had some hot days, but overall it’s been pretty mild. My garden is just starting to really produce. We’ll see if I can keep things low-key for the next month. Hah! Hope your summer’s going well, with some relaxing time in there.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Jennifer, that’s heartbreaking! (*sniff!*)

    Aside from that, I like the style. You should do more of this. 🙂

  4. What a wonderful poem! My first creative writing class in college covered both short fiction and poetry, and I still can’t write poetry to save myself, so color me impressed. And yeah, all of my teenage crushes were… well, varying degrees of crushing!
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  5. Jennifer Jensen says:

    @ Elizabeth & Jennette:

    I was surprised at the power poetry can have. Mine tends to be short and a bit clipped, because the longer lines and sentences seem too much like prose to me. But I’m discovering I can write about something without needing a 5+ page essay, and that’s pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Dan Salisbury says:

    Hi. This is so sad, and and truthful, the fragility of a youthful crush.