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Beauty Within Books

October 19, 2014
By Mishamigo DIAMOND, Newton, Kansas
Mishamigo DIAMOND, Newton, Kansas
54 articles 28 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
We accept the love we think we deserve.

Bubblegum girls

Perfect curls

Caked on makeup

Refusing to wake up

Reality mixing with dreams,

Sanity ripping at the seams.

Surgery is not for sculpting a face;

Your plastic body wrapped in French lace.

Be less concerned about your look,

For God's sakes, read a book!

Hazel had cancer and depression,

At least makeup wasn't her obsession.

Hermione had frizzy hair,

But she still knew how to make the boys stare.

Katniss was plain,

But she had a brain.

Tris's makeup may not be great,

I mean, hey, at least she was brave.

Beauty is my demon that I intend to drown,

Maybe now I won't have a lipstick frown.

The author's comments:

I feel like my favorite book heroines don't get enough of the star light, so I figured I'd put their examples into a real life culture problem. I hate it when people call me a nerd. I mean, what's so bad about that? In the words of John Green, "I'm a nerd? Oh, so it's bad that I'm highly intelligent I care about more things than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan?"

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