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i am me

I poke myself in the eye

because society says eyeliner is beautiful

I burn acid on my face

because society says pimples are unattractive

I starve myself

because society says 50 pounds is the new 100

I spend hours on my hair

because society says fake is good

I blend in

because society says individuality is a joke

but now, now I refuse to poke

I refuse to burn

I refuse to starve

I refuse to waste time

and I refuse to blend in

because I am ME

something no one else can be

I am ME

so set me free


(if you are feeling as if you have seen another account with this very poem, it is my mother; she got so proud she posted it in on "our" account)



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