The Fairest MAG

June 16, 2010
By OliviaEllisonStewart SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
OliviaEllisonStewart SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
8 articles 4 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return" -Moulin Rouge


Mirror, mirror on the wall
Make her skinny, make her tall
Change the way she does her hair
Dye it blonde
Put highlights there

Mirror, mirror, take her youth
Wrap it in some made-up truth
Hide her face behind a mask
Of paint and powder, then
Conceal her spirit in a plaster cast

Mirror, mirror, steal her style
Plot and scheme, lie and beguile
Tell her what “true beauty” is
Define her worth
By what Cosmo says

Mirror, mirror, watch her stand
On the scale with pill in hand
Watch her curb her appetite
Then watch her lie and say,
“Can't eat another bite!”

Mirror, mirror, slice her up
Tell her she's not good enough
Change her nose, change her smile
But do not mention that
Beauty fades after a short while

Mirror, mirror, do you see this girl?
Torn to pieces by the world?
Stretched and squeezed into a mold
She'll never fit into
Despite what she's been told

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who's the fairest one of all?
Look at those whose beauty has passed
And tell them the truth;
That inner beauty is what really lasts



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on Feb. 15 2012 at 11:37 pm
-MidnightAngel- GOLD, A Field Of Paper Flowers, California
11 articles 47 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"

This is amazing! It's so perfect. I make movies out of poems and put them on you.tube, can I use yours?

on Dec. 29 2011 at 5:12 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Way to go!! Has a message about self image and the way the mainstream and its trends affects people. The inner beauty is truly what matters.

on Apr. 22 2011 at 1:51 pm
Onyxrose BRONZE, Lyles, Tennessee
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All that we see or seem, Is but a dream within a dream." -Edgar Allan Poe
"Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be." -Fannie Brice

I saw this in the magazine in my english class the other day, I was absolutely in love with it!! Miraculous job!!!

SonRisA SILVER said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 11:21 am
SonRisA SILVER, Atoka, Oklahoma
8 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
GIVE ME LIFE ANDLIBERTY
or give me like a cupcake or doddleberries
Ya know anything to make fat people happy ;D

wow i cant say much because the poem really speaks for its self.Outstanding job :)

on Feb. 21 2011 at 1:30 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

This is amaizng. It's honest and true and to the point. Very very good.

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on Feb. 18 2011 at 9:53 pm
soccerchic38, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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I loved this peice.  The truth behind this message was so heartbreakingly real that it was impossible for the impact not to hit the reader.  I especially loved the Mirror, Mirror theme.  Very well written and I'll be watching out for more of your writing.  ;0)

on Feb. 14 2011 at 9:52 pm
Peppery16 BRONZE, Tempe, Arizona
3 articles 7 photos 8 comments
wow you really hit the point in how we feel about ourselves. thank you for writing something so eye opening and beautiful in so so many ways! you are a blessed writer :)

on Feb. 13 2011 at 9:44 am
josephinelouise BRONZE, Lubbock, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

This poem is so applicable to any teenage girl's life. We all feel the pressures to conform, and it is a daily struggle that many, including myself, partake in. I cut this article out of the magazine and stuck it on my bulletin board next to my mirror to remind myself that I am not alone, and that there are things more important than outer beauty.

You did an exceptional job. Keep it up!


Cuore GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2010 at 10:25 pm
Cuore GOLD, Saint Augustine, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be the change you wish to see- Ghandi

Everything in this room is eatable, even I'm eatable, but that my dears is called cannibalism and is highly frowned upon in most societies.- Willy Wonka

Bright lights often blind those who can't see. ~

Awesome! This is so good and so true.

on Dec. 14 2010 at 6:36 pm
OliviaEllisonStewart SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
8 articles 4 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return" -Moulin Rouge

thank you! i wasn't sure and i didn't know if i should steal one from the school? lol. i'll just wait in that case. 

on Dec. 11 2010 at 8:23 pm
soaringbug GOLD, San Francisco, California
17 articles 0 photos 9 comments
yeah, the copy's coming. i just got mine published in  the same issue, so that's how i know. (:

on Dec. 11 2010 at 7:04 pm
OliviaEllisonStewart SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
8 articles 4 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return" -Moulin Rouge

thanks! :) do you know, do you usually get a copy of the mag if you get work into the mag? I don't have a subscription but i really want a copy. 

on Dec. 11 2010 at 3:38 pm
soaringbug GOLD, San Francisco, California
17 articles 0 photos 9 comments
I just read this in the mag, and it's really really awesome. ♥ I showed it to my sister and friends, and we all think it's the best. xD

on Dec. 2 2010 at 3:31 pm
gloriasinferno37 SILVER, Needham, Massachusetts
6 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I grow up I want to be like me
-Kurt Cobain

your really good!! can you read my poem? Its on the first page of the writers workshop under poetry and lyrics, its called 'time still going'

on Nov. 30 2010 at 6:35 pm
OliviaEllisonStewart SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
8 articles 4 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return" -Moulin Rouge

i had a hard time finding words to rhyme! i'm not really into rhyming, i like free verse because its more simple but you can't really make "mirror mirror on the wall..." a free verse. it has to rhyme! appreciate the advice though!

on Nov. 30 2010 at 6:33 pm
OliviaEllisonStewart SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
8 articles 4 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return" -Moulin Rouge

thanks for reading!

on Nov. 27 2010 at 6:46 pm
Ariveria BRONZE, Purcellville, Virginia
1 article 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The devil sold his soul to me for a hug."

This is really, really great. I think sometimes your rhythm might need a bit of work, but it's an amazing poem that you should definitely be proud of! :)

on Nov. 24 2010 at 6:57 pm
Not a problem, um do yu Have any other pieces?

on Nov. 23 2010 at 10:59 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 659 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

This poem really strikes me. I love it. It has sooo much meaning to me, thank you for writing it!

on Nov. 23 2010 at 7:09 pm
OliviaEllisonStewart SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
8 articles 4 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return" -Moulin Rouge

thank you! sometimes i just hit spurts of creative idea and that was just one of those times. :)


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