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We Took The Day Off Just To Be Girls

Updated on March 27, 2014

She is beautiful and elegant but her heart is sad

The things she has to do for her mother really makes her mad.

She watches as her friends discuss the fun times they had at the mall.

While she had no choice but to practice so she could win it all.

The type of pressure that no child her age should ever have to bear.

Being made to wear tons of make up and all of that clip on hair.

Winning a crown was the only thing on her mother’s mind.

Living her life through her child and making her child leave hers behind.

Homework no longer mattered.

Beauty before books was the message that she seemed to have gathered.

Constantly competing made her grow so weary.

All of the hallow looks from the other girls made it even more scary.

They were just little puppets being controlled by their mothers.

Their feelings didn’t mean anything. They just had to be better than the others.

She couldn’t take it anymore it was time for her to make a stand.

She was not going to give in to her mother’s every demand.

When they called her name, she was nowhere to be found.

In fact all of the girls disappeared, it was just the mothers standing around.

The girls made a plan to go to the mall across the street.

If they all went together there would be no one left to compete.

The parent’s were frantic but yet in a rage.

They were calling the contestant’s names but no one was there to appear on stage.

When the mother’s went to the dressing room, they found several tiaras laying on the floor.

They looked up and saw a hair piece and a note pinned to the door.

The note said, “We took the day off to just be girls and have a little fun.

We have been competing since our childhood begun.

Well today we decided that we will not be missed.

Remember you are the ones that are responsible for this.

You pushed us to a place where we did not want to be.

So since this is your dream, we give you permission to compete on our behalf so we could be free.

Good luck and don’t forget to smile.

We will be back in a little while.”


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    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh sad but true. Your poems are so riveting..well done. I am just watching a program tonight about this subject.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ..if you're not the most awesome writer at the Hub then my name is not Shirely Temple - lol - just kidding , epi-man!!!!!!!!

      lake erie time 11:15pm and the almost full moon shines over the lake just for you tonight.

    • tumblintumblweed profile image


      7 years ago

      Great job,Ms sassyk! I really enjoyed this.

      voted up/beautiful

      Have a Blessed day!


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      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      @Sharyn...awww thank you. I am so glad that you stoppled by. You have a beautiful Sunday as well. It is always a pleasure to see you :)

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Ha - this was great Sassy! Love your new pic too! Have a beautiful Sunday!


    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      @fashion..thank you for reading my hub and your wonderful comment :) It's a pleasure to see you again.

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      7 years ago

      Very beautiful and heart touching hub.Well done

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      @Kacey...Yes, I have seen that show. Lol...I think I am the parent that gave my kids too much freedom.

      But I hear you..all parenting is different.

      @Truth...Thank you for stopping by. It is very sad but true.

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      7 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Kids should always been allowed to be kids. A lot of parents make their children live our their dreams. It is sad.

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      7 years ago

      Yeah I totally agree! Have u ever watched a programme called wife swap? Sometime I watch that and get so angry with the way some parents treat their children they all seem to be to strict or too leeniant. It's funny how dif people all see things in a dif light! X


    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      @Kacey...Thank you :) I get so irritated with watching parents force their children to compete in something they hate. They don't have time to be a child. It's horrible how a parent lives their life through their child without considering the child's feelings. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      7 years ago

      beautifully written :)


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