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Perfect MAG

By Christy C., Manchester, MO

     She drives an hour away
So she can work in a diner
For some extra cash
And not have the other moms know
She isn’t perfect
He walks to school every day
So his classmates won’t know
That he lives in a trailer park
And isn’t as well-off as he seems
He isn’t perfect
They cover their faces in make-up
To pretend they are flawless
So everyone will notice their beauty
A lie they don’t need to tell
They aren’t perfect
The rows of colored houses
Spaced evenly apart
So seemingly perfect
They hide people inside
Ashamed of their imperfections

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i love this so much!

on May. 3 2013 at 3:24 pm
Pareidolia GOLD, Kasilof, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"I'll make my way, until the universe can fit inside my heart"

Little boxes, on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky...

on Apr. 5 2011 at 9:10 am
I really enjoy this poem

on Jul. 21 2009 at 5:20 pm
AngelForeverBleedingLove DIAMOND, Frederic, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget

I really enjoyed this poem. I think this applies for just about everyone and you brought this to light very well.