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July 18, 2009
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Manicured nails
Play with a pink pen.
I stare at my fingers.
They are ugly and short.

Perfect hair
Straightened each morning.
I push my brown hair behind my ears.
It is long and plain.

Brand-name clothes
Set out the night before.
I glance at my T-shirt and jeans.
They are dirty and worn.

Quarterback boyfriend
Asked out during the first game.
I know my profile still says single
As it always has and always will.

Most popular
Voted four years by the school.
I was never voted anything.
I never stood out and never won.

Comparing eyes
Look from me to her each day.
I know they think she's better
And now, so do I.

I push my hair back into my face.

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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SimranRazdan said...
May 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

what i dont like bout this poem is that the first person is too concious about how she looks and too busy noticing the negatives in her than the positives and changing her weakneses. Of course this poem might have its own place and great in its own right but i find it somewhat unfinished.

good one though :)

iHope said...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 9:43 am
wow! stunning. the words are captivating, and i read it twice in a row. tagging as favorite :) fans of this sort of topic will love my poem The Playground, or even my new piece, The Boy in the Ocean. Please check some of my work out if you can and comment what you think!
Powd3er's-Lov3-4-Lif3 said...
Dec. 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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