At Seventeen

 

I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired
The valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
Were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth.

– ‘At Seventeen‘ by Janis Ian

 

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8 thoughts on “At Seventeen

  1. ‘All those silver tongued devils that walked by,
    None stood to say hello, nor good-bye…’
    kinda goes with your post, dont these lines?

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