Class of 2011

My Creative Side.

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Braclets and Necklaces I made from beads.

More From Me.

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A basket I made on the Hopi trip 2011, the basket is made from a Yucca plant.

Poems Written by Yours Truely, Kayla Degrote.

Growing Up.
Lollipops turn into cigarettes. The innocent ones turn permiscuous. Homework goes into the trah. Phones are being used in class. Detention turns into suspension. Soda turns into Vodka. Bikes turn into cars. Kisses turn into sex. Remember when getting high meant swinging on the playground? When protection meant wearing a helment. Dad's shoulders were the highest place on earth and mom was your hero? Your worst enemy was your sibblings. Race issues were about who ran the fastest. War was only a card game. And the only drug you knew was cough medicine. When wearing a skirt didnt mean you were a slut. The most pain you felt was when you skinned your knees, and good byes only meant until tomorrow? And we just couldn't wait to grow up!!!

Fairy Tale Lies.
Those were the days. Nothing to worry about. No broken hearts, not dealing with drama, dreams were possible, drugs and peer pressure wasn't an issue. But we all grow up and realize fairy tales aren't true. Most things you were told growing up really wasn't true at all, just told to you so that you aren't growing up starting the crazy shit too early. People are gonna lie to make you happy, but when you realize its a lie it will hurt you more in the end. You can only relie on your self and you can't trust anyone. Expect to get hurt, lied to, cheated on, used abused and brought down. Realize whats happening and hold your head as high as you possibly can. Tell people who judge you and try to bring you down to fuck off, don't let them in your life. Live your life for YOU and do what you need to to get where you need to be.

You are the star that shines down on me, to show me theres something in this world to see. Your the cloud that takes me above everyone else, to make me realize I just have to be myself. Your the sun that comes to brighten my day, when i just want to fade away. Your the moon that sits so elegantly in the sky, making me wish it could be you and I. I just wish you could see, your everything and more to me.

Its Amazing.
Its amazing the way, you could make me smile.
Its amazing the way, you made everything worth while.
Just one touch of your hand and the sound of your voice.
Its amazing the way, your smile can touch my heart.
Most guys just looked past me, you never let me down.
Everything you've done for me, I could just never frown.
Its amazing how I just cant live without you, no matter how hard I try.
I never wanted us to be through, its amazing the things I have learned about you.
I used to be afraid, didn't want you to have the best of me.
But now your apart of me, I never want to be free.
Its amazing how you never looked past my flaws, and you never critasized me.
Its amazing how much I love you.