Beth Throwback Thursday

Flashback Friday – Teenage Poetry

So as promised, I’m doing Flashback Friday for my journal posts this week instead of TBT.  And you are in for a TREAT my friends. Today I’m sharing some of my old “poetry”.  Oh Lord, what am I doing?  Let’s just dive in!

Without a Hello, Just a Goodbye

To set him free is important to me. God can only know how hard it is to let him go. But, the time has come for me to run. He’ll never know how my heart felt when I saw him. He’ll never know how my stomach churned if he looked at me. He’ll never see me…the way I saw him. So I’ll just say goodbye before I could even say hi. – BG 1995 

So that one was written about “E” if you remember from my earlier posts.  I had a crush on him for a long time but had this complex about talking to him and yeah. Angst, angst, angst!

I Can’t Fall In Love With the Right Guy

It’s not fair that the guys I like don’t like me back, or even find me to be decent. It hurts even if I never go out with them. It seems no matter how hard I try, I can’t fall in love with the right guy. Once or twice I thought I had found someone, but it lasted two weeks, or maybe two days. It feels as if they don’t know I have feelings.  It seems no matter how hard I try, I can’t fall in love with the right guy. I’ve searched high, I’ve searched low. I’ve got no where else to go. No where to turn, no where to look. There’s no one left. I ask myself why? It seems no matter how hard I try, I can’t fall in love with the right guy. I’ll wish on the highest star in the sky…that someday I’ll fall in love…with the right guy. – BG 1996

Uffda.  I think this was written after my brief relationship with “D”. Life is so rough when you’re 14! One more in the spirit of the holidays.

All I Want For Christmas

I don’t want candy and just screw the two front teeth.  All this girl wants for Christmas is a guy that’s really sweet. You don’t have to gift wrap him or send him through the mail, but make sure he’s a gentleman and hasn’t been to jail. He’ll have to enjoy hugging and talking on the phone. He doesn’t have to be smart or rich enough to take me to Rome. Just as long as I know he cares for me, because I’ll care for him, so once I find the guy for me, my Christmas can begin. – BG, 11/1996

Well, that one is kind of cute I thought!  And wow, my requirements were simple – enjoy hugging and talking on the phone.  Sounds about right for someone wanting a boyfriend but couldn’t drive a car yet!

I hope you enjoyed Creative Writing 101 and I hope your’e all having a great Thanksgiving weekend!  Laura has two posts up right now from yesterday and today so make sure you check out her Flashbacks too at One Girl, Two Cities!

5 thoughts on “Flashback Friday – Teenage Poetry

  1. “Make sure he’s a gentleman and hasn’t been to jail.” I love it! Hahaha. I’ll share some poetry eventually, too. These were so fun to read and so sweet! I wish I could hug your younger self and tell her you’ll find the right guy. 🙂

  2. Oh Beth, this is so so So so cute!!! And you really sound like me as a teen. I wrote poems too and stressed about boys and talking to them!!! You were adorable!!
    Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving!

    I wonder if I can ask you a favour at all please. Ive entered Lady V London’s Hall of Fame competition and in order to win, I need the largest number of likes in Facebook, but I’m not on there. So far friends and lovely blog friends have voted for me but I’ve got a little way to go to .catch up, is there any chance of a Facebook like at all? Dont worry if not, I know it is cheeky to ask, but I know you are really kind and supportive and I thought I’d try asking!
    I would be very grateful!  Especially as I am now 100 behind the leader!!! Waaaaah!!!!

  3. Too cute! I love the Christmas poem 🙂 Are you going to share your poems/journals that talk about when you first met Nate? Didn’t you meet him in high school?

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