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I Am Not A Pretty Girl

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SpitFire
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0 posted 06-04-2000 05:06 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for SpitFire

I am not a pretty girl - I am not a perfect size.
I am not all lacy and pink - or beautifully made up eyes.
I am not long painted nails - or perfectly done hair.
I am not always happy thoughts - and a smile I don't always wear.
I do not need your tanning bed - or your tooth whitening bleach.
I do not need your wardbrobe - or the diet tips you teach.
I do not need your hairspray - or your make up case.
I do not need your nail polish - or your smiling face.
I do not need your help - I do not need your rescue.
I do not need your pity - I don't need anything from you.
I have my own money - I have my own pride.
I do not own a lexus - it's a skateboard that I ride.
I have skinned knees - and scabs that gross you out.
I am not a pretty girl - that's not what I'm about.
I have tattoos - and a crooked smile on my face.
I am my own Queen - in my own place.
I eat when I'm hungry - and cry when I'm sad
does not wearing tiny clothes really make me that bad?
I have dirty sneakers and oversized shorts.
In high heels and halter tops I do not cavort.
Like I said before - I am my own Queen.
In your fake smile hunny - I will never be seen.
I am not a pretty girl - that is in YOUR eyes.
It is shallow people like you - that I so despise.

*I would just like all to know that I have nothing against people that wear make-up at all.  When I was out last night I had a very pretty, made up girl feel sorry??? for me because I wasn't all pretty and made up. Strange, yes I know...aggravating,..oh yeah. *Peace.




[This message has been edited by SpitFire (edited 06-04-2000).]
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Tennessee Angel
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1 posted 06-04-2000 05:11 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

Isn't it awful how people take one look at you and sum you up?  People miss out on so many things by judging others on appearances. Great Poem, SpitFire.  
Tennessee Angel
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2 posted 06-04-2000 05:11 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

Isn't it awful how people take one look at you and sum you up?  People miss out on so many things by judging others on appearances. Great Poem, SpitFire.  

 "That man has shown himself great who has never grieved in evil days and never bewailed his destiny." --Seneca
brian madden
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3 posted 06-04-2000 05:42 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

It is shallow people like you - that I so despise.
I really love that last line.
I remember in secondary school being an individual. I did not have many friends, but at least I was always myself.

I have used this quote a few times before in responses to poems on similiar themes but I think this is a great quote.

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." E.E Cummings.

Spitfire continue to be yourself, I mean why should a small section of society dictate who you are. A great poem, I think every teenager (not been sexist) especially girls should read your poem. IT has a very important message.thanks for sharing.  


  

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"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"
SpitFire
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4 posted 06-04-2000 06:45 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~TA,..thank you for understanding and replying with your kindness. Take care.

~Brian,...thank you for your reply.  I love the quote...I think I'll print that one and tack it up where I can see it everyday...so thank you for that.  ...and for reading.
Jana Tovey
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5 posted 06-04-2000 08:20 PM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jana Tovey

I have nothing against make-up either, but when you consider how much time you waste applying that stuff to your face, well think what REAL improvements you could be participating in!  Another thing...when you stare at yourself for that long in a mirror (as you apply the stuff, I mean), no wonder you develop narcissist tendencies!

You sound like a champ to me.  Make-up-less faces unite!  
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6 posted 06-04-2000 08:42 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

--SpitFire

I liked your poem
I like your style
Perhaps you and me should chat awhile lol

In all seriousness...excellent piece here
girl! i loved it!

take care,
amy  

 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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~Jana Tovey,...thank you for reading and responding...and your words of truth.  Oh and thank you for the champ...hehe. Put a smile on my face. .

~Aimster,...thanks for the reply...got a chuckle out of me.  We should indeed chat sometime. . Thank you for reading and your kind words.
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8 posted 06-04-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Trying to find people who look past the tanned bodies and made-up faces can be such a hard thing.  But when you find those people, it is incredible to know that not everyone is so shallow.  Awesome poem, I agree with you on every line!  

 *Krista Knutson*

"Thought is real, physical is the illusion..." Albert from ~What Dreams May Come~


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9 posted 06-04-2000 11:02 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

SpitFire......I love this, go get 'em. Sad that so many people fail to see the true beauty of people. Don't know that I despise them though, pity perhaps! as they are missing out on so much. Take care and keep smiling!  

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


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10 posted 06-04-2000 11:48 PM       View Profile for REBECCA ALLYN   Email REBECCA ALLYN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for REBECCA ALLYN

Ok, this is so awesome!! I feel the same way!! More power to you
great work!!!

LOTS of LUV,
Becky
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11 posted 06-05-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for MagnoliaBlue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MagnoliaBlue

Hey SpitFire...

You sound like a true beauty to me!!!  

I agree with you.

Great writing!

MagnoliaBlue
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12 posted 06-05-2000 07:46 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Way to go hon...we are what we are and who we want to be, she is who she is and we are who we are and she has no right to judge you in any way.
I loved this poem sweety and if you don't mind I'd like to print it for my daughter who is everything you described about yourself, she's 11 and a real tomboy, she don't care for frilly fancy things just shorts, T shirt and the great outdoors.

Your beautiful heart and soul outshines everything always remember that  

Luv Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


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~Alwye,...thank you for reading and replying.  It is so true that when you do find it is a good feeling.  Thanks for your kind words.

~Eagle One,...thank you sir for reading.  I'll get 'em don't you worry.  .  I thank you for your sincere response to this. Pity is perhaps a better word,...despise is pretty strong....but I think I felt this way for a bit after it happpened.  So,..out it came. 'Tis so true that people like this are missing out. Thank you again.

~Rebecca,...thank you girl for reading . And thank you for the strong response. Take care.

~Magnolia,...awww, thanks. . Made me smile. Thank you for taking the time.

~Tracie,...hey you...thank you for reading this and replying with all you did.  Yes,...please do show your daughter.  I do occasionally wear a dress??haha....but I love to be outside and get dirty...haha.  I don't care what people think of me  with a sweatshirt on..but this one girl felt sorry?? for me, which at first made me laugh...and then made me a bit angry that so many people exist like her...that only care about the outside appearance. Anyway,....I could go on forever.  Glad that you encourage your daughter to be herself no matter what.  Very cool .  
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SpitFire: I really enjoyed this one...I am not a very made up person either, except at work where I have to be "presentable" to the public eye. I despise it, though I have my own life to return to when I get off. I see fake people every day. It's kind of a challenge to me, though, to get to the real person hiding under the mask...well, it makes the day go by faster anyway.

 ~shadows dance by the light within~

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15 posted 06-05-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I hate it beyond words when people feel sorry for me because I'm me. I would MUCH rather be myself than one of those shiny happy people who are so fake and shallow. Hear hear, SpitFire!

Elizabeth


 And this I say to you: why? Why? Just tell me why, so I can understand. Why?


Corinne
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16 posted 06-05-2000 12:50 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

You just be you, and you'll always be happy,
sounds like you've already got that figured out!

You may not be pretty, but you are beautiful!

Corinne
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17 posted 06-05-2000 01:50 PM       View Profile for amazon_lover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amazon_lover

Hi Spitfire
Whoever did it to you must be a very small person in mind and heart. Never worry about those. YOU're a queen as everybody are , a true embodiment of glowing spirit.

Sincerely
A_L
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18 posted 06-05-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Your soft heart and your beauty shine thru on this one...nice writing.   James
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~Passing Shadows,...thank you for reading and replying.  A challenge?...yes,..I understand exactly what you are saying. Thanks again.

~Elizabeth,...thank you so much for the reply,...I so agree as you probably can tell .  Thanks for taking the time.

~Corinne,...thank you ever so much for your truly gracious reply.  Aww,...made me smile for sure.

~Amazon_Lover,...a true embodiment of glowing spirit....I like this.  Thank you, thank you.

~James,...thank you so much for your sweet reply.
Put a smile on my face .
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20 posted 06-05-2000 08:07 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Spit Fire,

My dear sweet friend, this was superb!!!  You know true beauty comes from within.  All that make-up and nail polish come off.  You have to like yourself for what is inside, not on the outside.  I love this one, by the way.  Great work!!  

Lone Wolf


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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21 posted 06-05-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for Rosebud1229   Email Rosebud1229   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rosebud1229

my sentiments go with everyone else who says that being yourself is the greatest asset you can be. What it all comes down to is that beauty will fade away. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally think that if you don't have a heart what good is beauty. What you are on the inside  is what counts. Thank you for such a inspiring poem.

 
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22 posted 06-05-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Spit fire at them while your doing 360’s and 720’s
around them and I’ll be right behind ya girl!!!
I love skateboarding…been doing it for years…see
ya in the halfpipe!!
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~Aawww LW,..thank you friend for reading and replying. Thank you for the superb...not too sure about that but it was straight from my heart.  Eeekk...this whole topic bugs me. haha. Thank you for your kindness.

~Rosebud,...thank you for taking the time.  What you are on the inside IS what counts indeed.  Thank you for you reply.

~Insect,....hey you. That's a good plan...get the fire spitting into action 'eh?  haha.  So you sk8?....cool.  I'll rip it up next time...really show 'em huh?...Thanks for reading...your reply had me laughing.  .

*Peace.
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Spitfire, very good.  But you see the real problem, don't you?  You didn't come made up, and still outshone the other one...and she had to show her true colors, just to make herself feel good...

bravo, m'dear!

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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