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You bring the rosy color
to my lips
you brighten the sadness
from my eyes
you remove the paleness
of my face

Your sparkling touch
of magic
hides the unwanted monsters
camping on my forehead
your sparkling touch
of magic
transforms my stubby bristles
into longer, thicker, attractive blackness
your sparkling touch
of magic
changes the rough tone
into the feeling of rich velvet

Oh my lovely dear!
I don’t know what
I’d ever do
if you weren’t living
among us girls
in every mall
from all pharmacies
to the corner store

Oh your beautiful
tempting colors
the sea
on its calm day
a panthers
vibrant coat of darkness
a cherry rose
on its verge of death
I can never decide
I want you all
you complete me



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Christina This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 11:36 am
oh my gosh! how has this not been commented on yet? it's hilarious :) i read your title, then read the poem, but until the last stanza I totally forgot you were talking about makeup and not a person. this poem is excellent :) very funny and cute. awesome work!
 
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