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I didn't feel like wearing make-up

June 10, 2009
By xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
xXsmileXx PLATINUM, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your dreams only become intangible when you stop reaching" ~me ;)

Look at my eyes
So bland and gray,
guess they don't
feel green today

Look at my skin
So pale and plain
I think it might
have died again

Look at my hair
All curly and dull
What's wrong?
This isn't me at all

Oh my gosh!
Stop the press!
Someone needs
To get a picture of this!

Is that who's there
Behing the make-up?
Just a minute,
Let me pick my jaw up

What's the big deal?
I just felt lazy
You guys are acting
Like you're crazy

I think I'm offended
I'm not sure
I'm assuming this means
I don't meet your approval

Just wait till tomorrow
The make-up will be back
Just wanted to see
How you would react

The author's comments:
This poem is supposed to have sort of a sarcastic and light-hearted feel to it. It's about the reaction I get when i go to school without any make-up on...I've worn make-up every day so apparently me not wearing make-up is like a ghost coming back from the dead.

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on Mar. 20 2010 at 4:07 pm
celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

I am so going to try this in a few days! I think I won't wear my contacts either. Then it'll be back to zits (no concealer) and big Harry Potter-sized glasses for the day. It's going to be hilarious!!!

on Jul. 24 2009 at 3:14 am
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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lol .i know it.. its like.. oh my gosh. .whos the new girl? :)

on Jul. 5 2009 at 12:26 am
kookymnstr PLATINUM, Crowder, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
" One good thing about music, When it hits you, You feel no pain."- Bob Marley

I love this poem.

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 3 2009 at 11:33 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

I love this. I wasn't even allowed to wear make-up till recently and I don't care for it much, but the reaction I got when I started, not when I didn't wear it was priceless. Bravo.


amyxu said...
on Jun. 25 2009 at 11:49 pm
I love it! The sarcasm is totally there. Even as a non-makeup-wearer I enjoyed it a lot! The meter changes rapidly in the last two stanzas and it kinda threw me off...but other than that, I think it's a very fun, lighthearted poem.

Joanna said...
on Jun. 25 2009 at 1:59 am
Joanna, St. Catharines, Other
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Oh yes, I can certainly feel the sarcastic and lighthearted vibe to this poem. I think the first verse is my favourite. When you begin to describe the classmates' reactions it gets a wee bit confusing.

I personally like it when people go "au natural". Anyhow, whatever floats your boat. :)