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Tell Me Why

September 2, 2014
By Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
Gabyhayes PLATINUM, Marysville, California
22 articles 4 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr.Suess


You don't have to pretend.
Blending in
for fear of rejection.
Camouflaged in blades of grass,
of which all are alike.

Why do you mask yourself?
Why hide behind a facade?
Put out of sight, as a frightened chameleon
senses the ambiance.

Tell me, isn't it better to be individual?
Beauty is the unchanged chameleon.
Tell me, isn't it better than disguise?
Beauty is who you are.
You don't have to pretend.


The author's comments:

I came across some of Mary Oliver's work, and decided to write a poem inspired by her poetic technique! I hope people well see how we don't have to be that typical model on a magazine, that it is who we are that makes us beautiful, no one else.


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Zolenz DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 27 2015 at 7:40 pm
Zolenz DIAMOND, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The pain that have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

This is interesting, the concept, it's all good.