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There was a child went forth from many,
And the first woman she saw, that beauty she envied,
And that coveted perfection became part of her, simply because it was trendy.

The magazines became part of this child,
And tanning, and dancing, and beaches, and style,
And false friends, and movies, and parents who riled,
And swimsuits, and ballet, and youthful denial,
All became part of a child so vile.

The diets and trips became part of this child,
And blades, and hipbones, and vodka, and guile,
And ribs, and rehab, and choking on bile,
And cigarettes, and pills, and lies behind smiles,
All became part of a child so vile.

The mother at night sipping her poison alone,
The mother with harsh words with harsh tone,
The father, smart, but passive and never home,
The military IDs, the “Happy Birthdays” through phone,
The polishing of boots, the appearance of bones,
All became part of her on its own.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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Bradical said...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm:
Your diction is beautifully selected. Your ideas are artfully connected. Your mind is wise. How I wish I could see through those eyes. I really liked this a lot. You did a great job -- especially for a first.
 
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BeautifulSoul said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm:

This is a really great piece, your a natural. . . keep inspiring.

                                 - beautiful soul

 

 

 
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smieyface212 said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm:
Wow....as soon as I began to read this, I was blown away. Your selection of words is so mature and suave, I really enjoyed this, it's extremely deep and powerful, I can feel the strength in the poem, your wrote this from the heart, this truly is amazing, I'm definitley looking forward to reading more of your work!!!! :))
 
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Emokittiycut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm:
i loved it!! keep writing. check out a few of mine and lemme kno watcha think bout one. love it!! much appriciated.
 
itsmee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm :
Thanks! This is really the first thing i have written. but after i wrote this i realized how much i love poetry and i plan to write alot in the future:)
 
Emokittiycut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm :
i cant wait to read them!! lol.
 
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