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A Poem by Shawn Pfister
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A light-hearted feminist poem.

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I do not buy magazines

That tell me I need to diet,

Exercise more,

Lose weight quickly

To look better in a bikini.


I do not buy Cosmo,

That tells me what to do in bed,

To please my man,

To keep him.

Maxim tells him how to please him.

I do not buy Maxim.


I do not buy Maybeline,

Revlon,

Mary Kay.

I do not need concealer,

I have nothing to hide.


I do not buy the hate,

The insecurities,

The pain.

I cannot afford them.


I do not buy Taylor Swift,

Who is pathetic,

And lonely

And desperate.

I do buy Bruno Mars.

He thinks I'm amazing

Just the way I am.


© 2011 Shawn Pfister


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Added on March 27, 2011
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Shawn Pfister
Shawn Pfister

Sault Ste. Marie, Northern Ontario, Canada



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I am a writer living in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. I have had short stories and poems published in Vicious Bites and Vicious Spirits, both available on Amazon and will have another short story published.. more..

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