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   A sugar coated rose,

Fluffy and velvety smooth

The fragile color of a newborn baby's ear

Saltwater taffy or soft bubble gum



A canopy bed in foamy, frothing

Pink

And of course,

My grandmother's favorite lipstick shade,

Shocking and inappropriate



After this

An intrusion:

Four matte walls

Suffocating me,

Walls I had not chosen -

All pink as Pepto Bismol



And at last

A small voice feminine coy

Whispering,

"I am a good girl,

A sweet girl,

A good girl,

In pink."




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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ellabella said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 5:46 am:
I think I get what your going for on the sexism how all girls don't have to like pink, but in so soceity,they are led this way... anyway..good article. It gave me a new perspective.
 
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Clear_Skies said...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm:
This is very good. I'm not sure what the meaning is, but I think it's about how everyone expects girls to be a certain way. Good job!
 
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