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The Perfect Girl

[Girls in the Hall]
Look at her, look how happy she is,
Dang she has life so perfect!
Yeah, look how skinny she is!
And those designer clothes-
If I was even half as lucky to have those!
She never has bad hair days-
All the guys love her!
She's lucky her parents are together-
And that divorce isn't even near the picture!
Her teeth! They're so white-so perfect!
How come she gets the most perfect life?
She's every thing girls want to be!

[The 'Perfect Girl']
Talk goes around me-everyone thinks I'm fine!
They're all jealous of my 'perfect life!'
They probably have no idea how much trouble I've been through to get this thin-
I hope they don't know my clothes are from those yellow bins!
If only they knew the hair's a wig-
One I've worn ever since my chemo days,
Ugh! And these guys all they want is everything But me!
I bet they think I'm lucky to have 'two' parents,
Huh, if they only knew I was adopted
And that dudes my uncle and the chicks his girlfriend-
And that my parents are dead...
If they knew I prayed everyday that no one gets so close to my face that they realize my teeth are fake-
That they're implanted!
And that I lost mine in a fatal car accident-
Yeah, that's just a little less than perfect!
Why do girls want to be me?

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XxTickleM3EmoxX This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm
very beautiful poem, i have nothing bad to say :)
scenesoccerqueen replied...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm
aww thank you!
recurring_resilience said...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm
I love the contrast between rumors and reality. Perfectly done. No complaints here. 5/5
scenesoccerqueen replied...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm
thank you! this was the first poem ive ever done this on but i figured it needed a format like this to emphasize it...
Lashonti said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm
I love this poem. It makes you realize that everything is not what it seems. It really makes you think.
scenesoccerqueen replied...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 9:45 am
thanks, and yeah the world always judges the book by its cover...whether judging good or bad. and some people dont realize its really not all what it looks like....
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