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Boy or Girl

July 21, 2008
By DiamondGirl GOLD, Groveton, Texas
DiamondGirl GOLD, Groveton, Texas
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Words hurt just as much as sticks and stones
Sometimes they hurt even worse
But written words leave their mark
They can be accepted in so many ways
Typed words are just as bad
They make you laugh, cry, blush
There's only so much a person can take
Everyone and everything has a breaking point
I've shielded myself
Pretended to be proud of my boyish ways
Inside I will always be a girl with feelings
It isn't my fault I don't like tight clothes,
That I don't want to flaunt what I have
If you can't get pass my unkept hair and baggy clothes
You're not worth it
Has been my lie
I want to be noticed as a female
Not the girl who looks and dresses like a guy
How many times have I cried because of it
How many comments do I get if I just wore something girly,
That I would look as good as any other girl?
Can't someone just tell me apart from the guys?
When swimming I get alot of comments
About how they wish that they had a similar body
Yet they walk around in two-pieces, while I walk in a full one
What if I did wear what others did?
Would people think of me the same?
I'm tired of being the girl who dresses like a guy
Why can't I be the girl who is a girl,
Who doesn't need tight clothes and two-pieces,
To look like one?

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This article has 2 comments.

DiamondGirl said...
on Sep. 18 2013 at 7:41 pm
Thanks for the comment! I wrote this poem a few years ago because I was having so much trouble at school with people not being able to accept that I didn't want to stand out. Now-a-days, I wear femine clothing that matches my taste better, but add my own twist to it so that it's a neat-looking halfway point that I like and can change up to meet my needs. It's a lot more fun than wearing my older brother's clothes around like I used to lol (It got to the point my grandfather banned me from wearing male clothing in Jr. High). In light of the poem, it was poorly put together but the words were still true nonetheless as you said. Thanks for the critique of it,   Respectfully,   DiamondGirl

on Sep. 18 2013 at 12:07 pm
AnInkling SILVER, Castle Rock, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“This is your life. Is it everything you dreamed that it would be, when the world was younger and you had everything to lose?” Switchfoot
“Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?” Galatians 4:16

I find this poem so relatable, mainly because I, too, am a tomboy who wears modest clothing, and I hate all the comments about my shorts being guy's shorts (which they are not, they just go down to my knees). Thank you for making a poem about this! But on an analysing note: you might want to work some more rhythm into the poem to make it flow a little bit better.