Dream Girl MAG

May 3, 2014
By Ellie24 BRONZE, Melbourne, Florida
Ellie24 BRONZE, Melbourne, Florida
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i am not your manic pixie dream girl

my eyes are not deep blue pools
and my freckles aren't constellations dusting
the galaxy of my cheek. my face is not a simile or a metaphor for anything having to
do with nature or space.

i am not your manic pixie dream girl

there is nothing quirky about sitting alone at lunch and my lone wolf status is not a
badge worn with pride. don't try to put me
in your boxes; don't label me quirky or artsy or anything other than me. i am not different
from all those other girls, don't give me a golden status of other.

i am not your manic pixie dream girl

my scars are not tragically beautiful and
when i cry tears don't gently roll down my
cheek and my mascara doesn't streak like
a shooting star. no, my eyes are red and puffy
and my hands shake and i am a hot mess.

do not romanticize my suffering; do not try to turn my life into a tragic backstory,
setting you up as the knight in shining armor

i am not your manic pixie dream girl
so darling, go chase a different fantasy.

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on Oct. 5 2016 at 8:11 pm
legitannah GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Ce n'etait qu'un renard semblable 'a cent mille autres. Maus j'en ai fait mon ami, et il est maintenant unique au monde.- Antoine Saint-Exupery

Yess!! Good job, I love this! I've seriously felt like this many times and the way you worded it made this piece even better:)

Yoela PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 3:02 pm
Yoela PLATINUM, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"My powers stretch over the horizon and work even when my eyes are closed"

Thank you for saying this. Finding a  "manic pixie dream girl" is an overused, misled idea. I also just love your poem!

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