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Ugly Duckling

May 20, 2012
By ChandlerPowell PLATINUM, Sarasota, Florida
ChandlerPowell PLATINUM, Sarasota, Florida
24 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is Greater, than the Pressure to be Perfect.
What People Say ; Doesn't Define Who I Am.
I I'm A Boomerang, Doesn't Matter How You Throw Me, Turn Around And I'm Back In The Game, Even Better Then The Old Me

In the midst of a sea of beautiful things
You were like a sore thumb that stuck out
Everyone overlooked your talents
And things you could do
In hope that you would give out
But you never stopped trying to fit in
Even though it seemed it would never be
Always striving to succeed
In things that others said
Was meant for beauty
They all called you the ugly duckling
Never to become a swan
And the things that really mattered
They never congratulated you on
Now they are trying to see you
To apologize and plead
For forgiveness, and mercy
And give an explanation for their deeds
They didn’t understand
And still don’t know
How you, that ugly duckling
Grew up to be a swan

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jun. 10 2012 at 11:38 am
eliana_anastasia11 SILVER, Naperville, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that, through you, others can see Him."

I love this poem! It really relates to how messed up society can get. I LOVE how you ended it, about the swan. I really get what your meaning is about people always trying to fit in. Check out some of my poetry please:)

on Jun. 6 2012 at 2:03 pm
Miss_Brightside GOLD, Defiance, Ohio
16 articles 1 photo 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's like she sees the diamond underneath And she's polishin' you 'til you shine. -Brad Paisley. (this goes to my step mom she keeps me going)
If you want a rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.-Albert Einstein

i l0ved it i can relate. but i try to be diffrent rather then fit in.