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Be You

October 17, 2014
By Roseate PLATINUM, San Ramon, California
Roseate PLATINUM, San Ramon, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is too short to be anything but happy."

tell me


i have to

belittle myself

to be considered


that i should

be "skinny"

to be pretty

that i need

to be small



to be a girl

yet why can't I be proud of myself

and all my strengths and achievements?

Why am I forbidden to strut my

not-model thin body with confidence?

Why shoudl I not be fierce and passionate

and angry and broken when I want to be?

Because society and media tries

to fit all of us into this

Barbie mold to enslave

our minds into

believing that

we're not 



but I promise you are--

I promise you can be a dainty fighter

who is stunningly witty

with enchanting eyes and a captivating laugh

and a tendency to fall over your own feet

but still be considered gracefully charming,

and all of that is more than enough for the world around you

because it is you,

and it is you who you are meant to be.

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