Did you know that GirlSpring has Springboarder chapters in other cities and states? The Carmel, Indiana chapter at Carmel High School all contributed content for our website! Here are a collection of poems:
by Saisha Dangle
Overworked, overwhelmed, overanalyzed, overspent
She is relentless and relentlessly pushed
Over her limit, through the ascent
There is an ambush
She lifts her arm
Over the wavering crowd
Sounds the alarm
Of the dark stormy clouds
They are saved
Because of her wit
And she continues unfazed
Unwilling to quit
by Nava Gold
When I was young all I could think about was when I’m all grown up.
When I’m all grown up I’m gonna wear the fanciest dresses.
When I’m all grown up I’ll marry a Handsome man.
When I’m all grown up I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a musician.
When I’m all grown up I’ll buy anything I want.
When I’m all grown up I’ll throw parties after parties after parties.
When I’m all grown up I’m going to take care of my children, I’ll be a mommy.
I’m all grown up now.
When was I younger?
by Masyn Rodda
Perfect Isn’t Perfect
she laughs too loudly and stumbles over her words
she’s not thin and graceful
she’s worn and torn
calloused and bruised
with smile lines that crinkle her eyes
she’s the rage that burns her stomach
she has her mother’s wit
and her fathers humor
she’s the quiet whispers at dusk
and the songs you know all too well
maybe she’s not pretty when she cries
maybe she trips over her shoe laces
maybe she’s not perfect
and maybe that’s okay
perfection is dull
and I would rather be imperfect before I am dull
by Aubrey Severson
death comes and death goes
but you my darling are life
as far as life goes