Lovely | Teen Ink


August 30, 2009
By IntelligentZombie GOLD, Gastonia, North Carolina
IntelligentZombie GOLD, Gastonia, North Carolina
11 articles 18 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
The hardest advice to take is your own.

It’s painful,
High heels,
So painful,
But we don’t mind painful…

Heads held high,
Reach for the sky,
We can’t reach,
But still we strain,
Knowing we don’t mind the pain…

Flowers in the window sill,
When pretty times,
Are standing still,
As we are still,
Always still,
So very still…

Like the moss on ancient trees,
The smiles we use to please,
The make-up,
The dresses,
So many dresses,
Tight little clasps,
On so many dresses…

So many hours spent,
Trying to get,
Skinny waists,
So many hours spent,
Away from home,
Never home,
Missing home…

Ribs showing,
Camera men,
Happy men,
Smiling men,
Watching men….

Must be lovely,
Never ugly,
Only lovely,
For everybody,
Who is watching,
Always watching,
Never stopping,
They are watching me…

We steal lovely,
From the flowers,
From the world,
We steal lovely,
From the innocence,
Of little girls…

We want to be lovely,
Many ribs showing,
We are lovely,
We are fading,
Like wilted petals,
On a lovely rose…

The author's comments:
This is a matter close to my heart, and I hope it reaches those who need it.

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on Nov. 28 2021 at 9:52 pm
ILiveToRead PLATINUM, Wailuku, Hawaii
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Sounds about right

on Apr. 15 2020 at 10:28 am
gaolovestowrite, Onalaska, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
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wow, this is amazing!

KaavyaM SILVER said...
on Apr. 22 2014 at 10:55 am
KaavyaM SILVER, Hyderabad, Other
9 articles 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

This is just so, so amazing! I could really feel the sort of strain, almost anguish that characterises the voice of the poem. It really brings the message home, and you've used beautiful imagery.