Her Disguise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


She sees the way we look ather
With sympathy in our eyes
Looking through strained smiles
Andunveiling her disguise

Everyone treats her like a porcelain doll
Sofragile and so rare
We wrap her in strong tin foil
And handle her withcare

I shower her with soothing words
In hopes that she won'tbreak
Sweet, candy-coated lies
All piled up on her plate

She hearsme crying unending tears
When I think she's not around
Afraid to stir up acommotion
And cause her to lose another pound

My composure isdeteriorating
As I tell her to be strong
I tell her, she can win thisbattle
But she knows she'll prove me wrong




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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Emily said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 12:45 am
Wow this is really good. Sad but it has a strong message.
 
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