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While other girls are
Wearing their hair flat ironed to perfection
I'm wearing my naturally curly hair
Because its a blessing
While other girls
Are shopping at
Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Abercombie & Fitch
I'm happy searching through the racks of
TJ Maxx, Burgliton, JC Penny and Dots
Buying clothes whose prices
Actually make sense
When other girls are
Flipping through gossip magazines
I'm reading the newspaper
And flipping through the National
while other girls are
Spending hundreds on Gucci & Prada
I'm in the craft store
Buying stuff to make my own bag
While other girls are
At the shop getting their nails done
I'm watching youtube
Trying to learn how to do my own nails.
While other girls are
On Facebook making statuses
And on twitter making tweets
About nonsense things
I'm on TeenInk raving
About my individuality.

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so_joy said...
Aug. 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm
I love this! The ending was superb. Fantastic job! Please read,rate,and comment on my poems! Thanks!
NLURHS said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm
I love it, because I can relate to it. Please comment on mines when I post some.
White_Trash843 said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm
amazing and is true everyone is there own person!
Choosing2Live4Christ said...
Jan. 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm
haha I love it, sounds like you're a down to earth girl, not always day dreaming about boys :D
recurring_resilience said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm
If you're really like your poem you're cool. :) Nice work.
JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm
WONDERFUL!! LET'S STAND UP FOR INDIVIDUALITY! WOOHOO!!! hehe...sorry for the outburst, but i can TOTALLY relate...5/5 this needs to get in the magazine so everyyone can see it! =)
JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm
oh...and i'd really appreciate it if you could comment on my poem "Birthday Candles", too...thank you =) (sorry for advertising here, but...)
Lashonti replied...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Thanks.! && I will
JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm
yw and thank you :P
Luna3952 said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm
so good!!!!
song-writer26 said...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm
I really love this poem.I really do !:D .It is amaaaaaazing.Defines me in the real world (: .Good job!!!
Lashonti replied...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 9:27 am
Thanks. =)
scenesoccerqueen said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm
this is awesome! i love reading a poem and being able to 'see' the reader!
Lashonti replied...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Thank you.
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