Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for youth

I had some funky boots in high school.


Y is for youth


I have a notebook of poems and essays I wrote as a teen. While many are the standard angst filled pieces, I found this one to share with the characters Dude and Babe.  

One Minute Play 
Dude:  What's the fuss about?

Babe: The toilet seat.

Dude: Looks fine to me

Babe: It's up.

Dude: So.

Babe: It was made to be down. You always put the seat down. 

Dude: Couldn't it just stay up.

Babe: But I'd have to always put it down.

Dude: Well, I always have to put it up.

Babe: Who cares?

The End

This was written on Aug. 14, 1988. I also wrote some young adult novels in my spare time. I'm guessing my parents properly destroyed all the papers I left under my bed. 

Oh, I cringe at the thought of these stories, but had so much fun writing them. Did anyone else do that?

My 80s, high school style.
On another note: 
Don't forget the Wish You Were Here Giveaway.


26 comments:

  1. Meatloaf said, A wasted youth is better by far than a wise and productive old age.
    I believe I'll try for a third childhood next year.

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  2. What fun! I think of some of the outfits I wore in the 60s, 70s, 80s...ack! :)

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    1. I know Karen. Very funny to look at old photos.

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  3. Love that one minute play!

    I definitely did the angst-ridden teenage poems. Didn't try for anything longer at that stage. That's probably a good thing.

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  4. I did that! It's scary to think that I have no idea what became of most of it...

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    1. Who knows Dana? You could have a best seller.

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  5. My boyfriend and I have had that same converation about the toilet seat...as adults! I used to love to write letters and an occcasional poem in college. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

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    1. Heather, I don't recall having this conversation as an adult, so it's funny I thought about this as a teen.

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  6. Hi Stacy! Fun post. Got me thinking about some of the outfits I wore in middle school and high school. : )

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    1. Susanne, I thought it would be nice to be able to fit in a few of those outfits again. :)

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  7. I love those boots, Stacy. Were they called pixie boots, I had some too. I wrote a very angsty piece about the meaning of life. i hope I find it amongst my belongings some time ha, ha, haaa.

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    1. Catherine, Who knows what they were called. I typically bought discount/thrift store finds. I found one picture of a vintage dress I know I paid $1. Oh, to find those deals today!

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  8. Those boots are awesome! I love your poem. It speaks to me! Ha ha haaa! You're the best! :-)

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  9. I meant your play speaks to me. I was thinking about a poem I'm trying to write. Sheesh!

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  10. That's a great poem. LOL mine from my youth are pretty humiliating. I even cringe about some outfits I wore a few years ago, haha. Great blog!

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  11. Your youth wasn't that long ago -- my guess is my son is near your age -- for me it's just a blink in time and the clothes weren't that terribly different. I did love your poem, as it is a constant source conversation in my house.

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  12. I don't want to be creepy or weird - but I think I would have asked you out in high school.

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  13. LOVE those boots :) You were so stylish :)

    I actually didn't start writing until I was 24 so I don't have anything hidden away. Sometimes I wish I kept a journal or something.

    Most of the time I'm glad I didn't :)

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  14. Love your play. I wrote one very short story when I was younger...Something about a magic fountain. Mostly though I wrote poems, didn't start novels until a couple years ago. Great post :)

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  15. I totally did this! And I LOVE Dude and Babe! So glad you saved that one! :)

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  16. You look so cute! Love the photos. Yes I definitely wrote stories--my BF and I even wrote a relay of fan fiction, passing our notebook back and forth and each writing where the other left off about our fave band crush. :)

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  17. I totally wrote teen angst poems and illustrated drippy doodles all around them. I'm going to dig them up next time I'm visiting my parents. *Love* those boots!

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  18. I LOVE your poem. It made me laugh out loud :))

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  19. Love the old pictures of you. My older sister convinced me it would be cool to wear orange bell-bottoms to my first day of high school (in 1994). It was not. I wished I'd kept more of my old writings. If nothing else, it's fun to see how far we all come after a decade or so.

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