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Spray-on tans
And fabric that’s
Synthetic,

A competition that’s so
Phony it’s absolutely
Pathetic.

Tiny girls all
Dressed to
Impress,

The panel of judges
That ultimately
Possess,

The fate of these
Delicate porcelain
Dolls.

The ones whose mothers
Lovingly
Extol.

The sight of such a
Scene makes me
Sick.

It’s the buzzing in my head
An awfully annoying
Tick.

Dressed and prepped
Are these young
Girls,

Make-up on their faces.
Their hair up in
Curls.

They prance around the stage
Like a pretty little
Pansy.

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

Too bad their provocative dancing
Makes them look like miniature
Skanks.

Everything from their eyelashes
To their nails scream
Fake.

Really, it’s not about
These girls or any
Others,

But those reliving childhood
Through their daughters, those crazy
Mothers.





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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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