Toddlers and Tiaras

July 7, 2010
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Spray-on tans
And fabric that’s

A competition that’s so
Phony it’s absolutely

Tiny girls all
Dressed to

The panel of judges
That ultimately

The fate of these
Delicate porcelain

The ones whose mothers

The sight of such a
Scene makes me

It’s the buzzing in my head
An awfully annoying

Dressed and prepped
Are these young

Make-up on their faces.
Their hair up in

They prance around the stage
Like a pretty little

Twinkling eyes and smiles
Reminding me of sweet
Jon Benet Ramsey.

Too bad their provocative dancing
Makes them look like miniature

Everything from their eyelashes
To their nails scream

Really, it’s not about
These girls or any

But those reliving childhood
Through their daughters, those crazy

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just.me_899 said...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm
awesome, i totally agree. ur referring to that show on tlc? well even if ur not, i think the whole thing is annoying n creepy. yepp- it's those mothers.... kool poem ^^
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 6:38 pm
I loved this! The style was awesome, very interesting, and I totally agree.  Funny, I just watched a TV episode about this.
-Kal- replied...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm
That was really good. I agree with the msg and really thought it was well written. Great job!
tabbycat1950 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 8:39 pm
thanks, i really appreciate the feedback. XD
rmamzc replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm
Good job Tabby, the class that I am in, was talking about this topic a few weeks ago and came to the same conclussion. 
Mouse replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm
Love the poem, great thoughts, and very true
Tam021 replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm
Loved it! Totally readable and so true! There's no doubt where you stand on the issue, that's for sure! Made me smile! Very memorable! :D
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