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 207. Being Someone
We all
Want
To be someone
For those
We love
To be
Proud of us…

It was no different
For this
Hometown tom boy.
Daddy's little girl
The last remnant
Of his wife
Laid to rest
Before small
Feet could
Grow
Under a mother's
Gentle touch.

Barbies lay beside
Basketballs
Like discarded
Beauty and strength
And like
Most high school
Experiences
The judgments
Were cruel
And unfair.

Past high school
Another world
Awaits
Where people
Begin to whisper
Things daddy
Said,
“You're beautiful.
You're really
Photogenic.”
Somehow
Coming from
Others,
Unsolicited
It became
More believable.

But the labels
Of nerd
And geek
Tom boy
And
Others were
Louder than
You wanted
Them to be
And the best way
To shut them up
Was to get
In front
Of the camera
And prove them
All
Wrong…

So now
A hometown hottie
Bears skin
To prove
What her father
Has always known
That his little girl
Is #$%^&* perfect
And in time
The world
Will know it
Too.


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