Did I Make You Look? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

July 15, 2010
By , lalaland, UT
Do you know what I did for you tonight?
I sat for hours, curling my hair,
Making sure every little ringlet
Fell, twisting in a perfect spiral,
Bouncing in a perfect curl.
I wore lipstick for the first time,
Although I think I may have licked
All of it off by now.
I read how to do my make-up
Like famous actresses do,
So maybe I'd be able to impress you.
I saved my money for months
To buy this dress
Because I want you to notice me.
I spent the past week
Putting my feet through murder,
Learning how to walk in these heels
So I could dance in them …
Maybe with you?
I painted my nails,
Spending two whole hours,
Making sure each coat was perfect.
So that you'd see me
And you'd look twice.

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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butchkarlb said...
Feb. 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm
I totally agree with what LoveAndWar said. This poem was amazing and I can definitely idetnify with where you are coming from. I also agree with the fact that I sense a hint of sadness within it. But either way it's lovely (:
LoveAndWar said...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 10:44 am
I'm sure this is something we can all identify with... at least us girls. It's an amazing poem, it really is, and it has a sad tinge to it, if I'm correct. 
Kristine said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm
This is really cute!  Good job!  Nice descriptions!!
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