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Standing Alone

May 2, 2012
By jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
jackiee129 PLATINUM, Kent, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It makes me happy when I see teenage girls who clearly don't fit in, gives me hope that the future might still have personality" - Haley Williams

“You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.”

The children ran yelling,
As the bell struck three,
There was no telling,
What the new torture would be.

They all gathered ‘round him,
As I watched from afar.
They began to taunt and tease him,
I knew I had to do something before it went too far.

I approached slow and steady,
Shaking from head to toe.
My words were at the ready,
As I yelled at them to go.

Scattered feet went stomping away,
As I offered my hand to the boy where he lay.

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This article has 3 comments.

on May. 17 2012 at 5:22 pm
Hibiscus SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
9 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"None of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

 Nice! :) I loved how you picked a topic that a real issue today. I think you could make it better by making the syllables have the same number per line. Like " as I watched horrified from afar". I think it would add something. Otherwise, it's great! 

butterfly123 said...
on May. 11 2012 at 2:20 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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i agree. you have brought out this issue very beautifully. great work and keep writing :D

on May. 10 2012 at 10:04 pm
TheWeirdPoet SILVER, LExington, Kentucky
5 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
I think people forget that humans are animals too.

Very nice poem. It is something that needs to be acted out more. People are cruel, but there are still those some that act to protect who can't protect themselves. Bravo