Say Something! (Jenabell)
Hey! There's that new boy in school.
Should I say something?
Should I walk by?
Or should I sit here and drool?
Man, he is cute! I just can't bare it!
I would normally say something,
But I talk like a parrot.
I have a crush
(as you can see)
And I"m...oh my gosh!
He just looked at me!
Beads of sweat roll down my face.
I gotta get out of this place!
I run to the door,
But begging for more
I want to stay....
How could I?
I can't just say "Hi!"
as if it were nothing.
Is my hair up right?
Am I my normal height?
He's coming this way!
What a long day!
I feel almost two inches tall!
OH how I yearn!
Wait, he's taking a turn.
He wasn't looking at me at all.
Q: Who his Jenabelle?
A: There are three sisters named Jaclinn, Sky, and Jenabell and they all write poems about each other.
Q: So you speak through these sisters' voices?
Q: I really felt the panic Jenabell was going through. How did you come to write this?
A: I have had many crushes on boys. One night I was thinking about them and now nervous I was around them. And this poem came to mind. I used Jenabel to tell the story, that is sort of mine.
Q: You don't go to school, but you talk about school.
A: In my mind these people go to school. It's more interesting in my mind. It gives me ideas.
Q: I'm failing you and you really want to be in public school, don't you?!
A: No. Really. You are the most wonderful homeschooling mother ever in the whole world.
Q: Tell me about the ending.
A: She thinks she is being watched by this guy and he's watching her and she's so worried how she looks and she feels stupid, but he wasn't looking or walking towards her at all.
Q: Is she relieved or disappointed?
Q: You're not going to start actually dating until you are 37, right?
A: Are we done?