July 25, 2008
By hannah long, Carlsbad, CA

There is a girl who is beautiful.
There is a girl who is imperfect.
She doesn’t follow the fashions,
Never hides herself with makeup.
Her voice is raspy and raw.
It cracks and breaks frequently.
She has a way with words.
They can make you dance,
They can make you weep.
She can make you want to die.
She can make you fall in love.
Because she is beautiful.
Because she is imperfect.

The author's comments:
The piece was inspired by my biggest role model, Tegan Quin, but it was written in honor of every girl who isn't afraid of who she is and doesn't conform to the unrealistic ideals of society.

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