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I am pretty. I know, because everyone says so. I am so pretty that Hoodies and lack of makeup Translate as showing off Natural beauty- as confidence In the fact that everyone Will love me, Instead of disinterest... I am so pretty that Boys ask how old I am, And say, "Too bad..." Because I'm under 18. I am so pretty that My boyfriend doesn't like To kiss me in public Because everyone stares At the Hispanic boy With- The nerve!- To touch a white girl- And a pretty white girl, No less! I am so pretty that Any boy will flirt with me And when I remind them That I have a boyfriend, They protest, "But you're so pretty!" I am so pretty that When my best friend, A Muslim girl, Taught me how to wear A hijab, People asked why Would I ever cover up; They would say, "But you're so pretty!" I am so pretty That I know I could never Say that I feel lonely- People would just say, "But you're so pretty!" I am so pretty that When I'm upset, People will tell me, "But you're so pretty... You, know that, right?" Yeah. I know.

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Date: 5/31/2014 12:17:00 PM
Subhan Allah! Thank you for this. I don't know if I understood the true meaning, but I've always wanted people to see me for who I am, and not because of how I look. I am tired of feeling like an object of desire, and I want to be respected, and this poem made my day. You are a great poet, please continue to write poems like this!!! May Allah bless you my friend & sister in Islam:)
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Date: 4/21/2014 9:54:00 AM
Liked it especially the Hijab bit :)
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Cameron Hartley
Date: 4/21/2014 9:33:00 PM
thanks :) as-salaam alaikum!

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