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I know her better than anyone,
But she really grinds my gears.
She sees me go for seconds
And then whispers in my ear.

“You've gained a couple pounds, you know,
So you better put that back.
Thigh gaps are always pretty,
And that is something you lack.”

She's in all of my classes at school,
So I never get a break.
Last week, I wore some makeup,
And she told me I looked fake.

I guess this girl's a friend of mine,
But she's bullied me for years.
I laugh with her in public
And then I go home in tears.

But last night, I confronted her
To tell her I had enough.
For the first time, she backed down.
She saw that I could be tough.
“I won't let you put me down again.
Can I be any clearer?”
I'm glad no one was around
'Cause I was yelling at a mirror.

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AleMarquezThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 11:06 pm:
PLOT TWIST!! This is amazing! I added it to my favorites:)
 
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xiaose said...
today at 10:11 pm:
Amazing poem. I especially loved the twist at the end. And I swear I didn't read this before I wrote my own. I guess great minds think alike! :)
 
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CreativeClaire468 said...
today at 2:14 pm:
Awesome Poem! I think it is very good.
 
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CelebrateDifferences said...
today at 1:07 pm:
This poem shows that it is so easy to find fault in onself and hard to find the good aspects. Even though its so short it has so much depth and meaning. I enjoyed reading it! 
 
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AnneliThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm:
Wow, this is a really good article. I lovee it!
 
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