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Perspective MAG

August 22, 2013
By .Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
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I know her better than anyone,
But she really grinds my gears.
She sees me go for seconds
And then whispers in my ear.

“You've gained a couple pounds, you know,
So you better put that back.
Thigh gaps are always pretty,
And that is something you lack.”

She's in all of my classes at school,
So I never get a break.
Last week, I wore some makeup,
And she told me I looked fake.

I guess this girl's a friend of mine,
But she's bullied me for years.
I laugh with her in public
And then I go home in tears.

But last night, I confronted her
To tell her I had enough.
For the first time, she backed down.
She saw that I could be tough.
“I won't let you put me down again.
Can I be any clearer?”
I'm glad no one was around
'Cause I was yelling at a mirror.

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on Aug. 11 2014 at 11:06 pm
AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
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Favorite Quote:
If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that we make it so.

PLOT TWIST!! This is amazing! I added it to my favorites:)

xiaose BRONZE said...
on Aug. 11 2014 at 10:11 pm
xiaose BRONZE, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Amazing poem. I especially loved the twist at the end. And I swear I didn't read this before I wrote my own. I guess great minds think alike! :)

on Aug. 11 2014 at 2:14 pm
CreativeClaire468 SILVER, Terre Haute, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Life is a book of a thousand pages I have not yet read. -Anonymous

Awesome Poem! I think it is very good.

on Aug. 11 2014 at 1:07 pm
CelebrateDifferences, Long Island, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Gods of Olympus.” Piper stared at Leo. “What happened to you?”
His hair was greased back. He had welding goggles on his forehead, a lipstick mark on his cheek, tattoos all over his arms, and a T-shirt that read HOT STUFF, BAD BOY, and TEAM LEO.
“Long story,” he said.”

This poem shows that it is so easy to find fault in onself and hard to find the good aspects. Even though its so short it has so much depth and meaning. I enjoyed reading it! 

Anneli BRONZE said...
on Aug. 24 2013 at 10:00 pm
Anneli BRONZE, Lehi, Utah
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Wow, this is a really good article. I lovee it!