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I hope you know I’m not one of those girls
Who will let your words keep them on the ground
I’m tougher than you think I am
And I won’t let you push me around

Don’t try and tell me that I’m not good enough
Or that my work just doesn’t meet the bar
Boy you better watch what you say
Because I really don’t care who you think you are

I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping to myself
But I promise that one day you’ll see
I am stronger than you thought I was
And I’m more than any of you thought I could be

Don’t try and tell me that I’m not good enough
Or that my looks are just too plain
I don’t listen to what you have to say
Because you’re obviously just too vain

I don’t wake up at four a.m. to put on make up
And I don’t spend my mornings obsessing over my hair
There is no one I have to impress but me
So if I decide to not stand out you really shouldn’t care

Don’t try to tell me that I’m not good enough
Or that I’m not the same person you use to see
Because I’ll tell you that each of us has changed
We’re all trying to figure out who we’re supposed to be

Of course I’m different than I was in the past
I’ve learned who I can and can’t live without
I’m finding out exactly who I want to be
Because that’s what growing up is all about





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-xxxRosiexxx- said...
Nov. 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm
this is so good your work makes me cry! it really does! Just yesturday I stopped wearing makeup. my friend told me over txt that the reason I don't have a boyfriend is because I don't stand out... from this poem u did truly make me stronger! and wut is funny is just like week i decided when i graduate i am going to be a marine. ik u dnt care about all dis im saying but trust me ur poems are outstanding  and speak to almost everyone in some way!
 
Allykattz replied...
Nov. 26, 2010 at 8:01 pm
Thank you, when i first started posting on TeenInk i told myself that if what i wrote could touch one person and make them feel better than it is all worth it. good luck and stay strong!
 
eddins91 said...
Jun. 10, 2010 at 10:54 am
I love you so much and you look beautiful in sweats or a pretty dress it doesnt matter
 
Allykattz replied...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm
Thank you sweetie :)
 
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