In the Eye of the Beholder MAG

By Lindsey Parmenter, Middletown, CT

She was unbalanced
out of proportion
Had crooked teeth
and two left feet

She stumbled in, head held high
straight down the middle
without glancing around.

She headed right to the front
stopped in the center
turned to face the judgmental crowd

Her laugh was louder
her smile wider
with confidence to share.

The labels were gone
Stereotypes torn
there she stood proving us all wrong.



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on Feb. 3 2013 at 1:43 pm
Daryl-ism_Black_Apollyon SILVER, Carson, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Very good poem, I personally like to use a bit more imagery (but that's just me), I look foward to reading more of your work. TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/523952/The-Nature-of-Manufacturing/ can everyone rate and comment on this, i would really appreciate it, thanks:)

Zach123 said...
on Dec. 2 2009 at 10:45 pm
it was very interesting, i liked it

on Jun. 23 2009 at 6:12 pm
ma.cherie2 BRONZE, West Plains, Missouri
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Amazing.

snickers718 said...
on Dec. 23 2008 at 3:29 am
girl, i love this poem. It's inspiring to me...you r guud. Keep writing..=]


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