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She used to wear a different kimono to school every day
Deep purples, royal reds, and mysterious dark grays
She wore big wiry glasses two sizes too big for her face
Two pigtails sat atop her head held tightly with lace
The kids made snide comments at her and all laughed
They whispered in her ear “join the circus…it is right up your path”
She now wears a plain navy jumper to class
Today she informed everyone kimonos are a thing of her past



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AmyLeigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm:
I absolutely love this poem. The imagery is amazing, I had a clear picture of her in my mind. Sometimes poems about a topic like this can seem overdone, but you wrote this in a way that told the story of her transformation in a very simple way, and that makes the poem that much more sad and resonating. I love the structure of this poem too, especially the last couplet. Great job!!!
 
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