July 25, 2008
By Caitlin Hill, Ballwin, MO

Look at the Firefly stuck behind the window screen.
It looks helpless and tired.
But its shimmering light is extremely admired.
Would not letting it go be mean?

Look at the girl brushing her hair.
Her eyes gazing at the mirror.
But what’s really behind those eyes, Terror?
If she would go missing, would anyone care?

Look at these two beauties and judge how much they are worth.
Both are so easily distracting.
But if both of them died, would someone be reacting?
They are the same, even though they were of two different creatures living on the same earth.

The author's comments:
Beauty is always something of concern to women, espacally young teens growing into their bodies, I know that I was called ugly threw out the PreTeen Cycle. But now I know I am beautiful for who I am, what I became. I don't grudge against those mean words, I thank them, because without them, I couldn't be so strong.

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