Written for: Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge – Day 23
Write a “Social (blank)” poem.
Acceptance by their peers is crucial to teens,
to dress, to speak, to look like all the rest.
Of course there’s always a leader to thwart dreams
by picking favorites who must pass her test.
Maybe it’s a dare,
perhaps a fickle choice.
One who’s in favor
is outcast tomorrow.
When school has ended, we go our separate ways,
re-evaluating those friendships can cause a change.
We might keep friends from school, or prefer a break.
Acceptance by their peers is crucial to teens.