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Your knees are skinned up

And your hair is cut short,

Naked, abused Barbies lay scattered.

Oh, how you seized the day.

Little girl with an Army hat on

It belongs to your daddy

Who you adore and go visit every other weekend.

He is teaching you how to shoot today,

And you think that is the best.

You are always the one scratching in

The lace dress your mom

Makes you wear every Sunday.

You don't care if you match or

If your hair is combed or a shoe is untied.

Little Tomboy jamming the aluminum can

In your bike to hear it roar

And racing the boys all the way home.

One day you will grow up to be a lady

They all say, and you deny every word.

Your mom is a lady, pretty and giddy,

with a handsome boyfriend, too.

Dont you want to be like her?

Ladies get the chair pushed out for them

In the nice restaurants and

Get the chair shoved into them at home.

Thats just not your thing.
We all have our demons that we run from.

To answer a question about the girl wanting to be like her dad, but the dad figure abusing the mother...the abuser is her stepfather/mother's boyfriend figure.
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TKillzzZombiess Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
This is so amazing.
moosedragon66 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm I'm a tomboy but, I never was close to my dad....
kaijudo-girl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Whats soooo great about girly girl stuff anyhow!?
AlexCreations Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student
no-one really knows it's an urban legend
kaijudo-girl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
No one thinks im a tomboy but I sire as heck aint no girly girl
8-Days-Past-Love Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this piece. Clap 
iamacooldude17534 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yoosooyoung Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Girly stuff sucks!
Crazy4Wonderland Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. I'm not saying my life is like this. But the last bit kind of relates to what I've been gonig through lately. Thanks! :)
thejaycee1205 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
:iconbravoplz: Well done, Well done.
Creepercirquedufreak Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
people only dream i'd be like my mom, but Barbies are SOO SACRY!!! and baby dolls too (their eyes look soo real that i hyperventilate every time it looks like they lookin at me!) but yeah tom boy
james-mic Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I have yet other than MidNight-Vixen to meet a Tomboy. I just think they're cool. I'm a guy just so you know.
MadamWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Once when I was 8 my dad was like why don't you hang out with the girls instead of the boys I told him well i was a Tomboy he looked at me like I was satan haha
Forest-Fern Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tomboys UNITE!
MidnightLycan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoah....that's pretty much like me. Except dad doesn't approve of me always wearing jeans and t-shirt.
Tomboys shouldn't be shoved into blouses and skirts, you should have seen my reaction >:D
GalaxyFart Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You bit him? ouo


Screw this, I'm going to Narnia. :iconprussiaplz:
MidnightLycan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I didn't bite him. Just...kinda...overreacted :3
GalaxyFart Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Overreacted how?


Screw this, I'm going to Narnia. :iconprussiaplz:
MidnightLycan Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I litteraly freaked out...I wasn't used to being in a skirt and I felt exposed. I didn't talk to anyone for the rest of the day.
GalaxyFart Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... That's relatively normal. *SHOT*


Screw this, I'm going to Narnia. :iconprussiaplz:
StormofBlue Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I love this.
midnightfighter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
thats me right there
PrWrTFandGorillazfan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Raw, true, blunt and overall, a beautifully expressed piece of poetry. It conjurs up a very nice imagery. :thumbsup:
lavaburito Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
wow sounds like me, nicely written by the way!
Alyson-S-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Well, written. Kind of a more simplified version of something I wrote quite similar to this.
Very nice. :heart:
firegeneral7 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
ha. so funny that its true. espacially for me
mangafreak77 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that exactly how i am lke my dad is in the army but he taught me to shoot 2 days ago not today :lol:
HGB123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
wow that really reminds me of myself! Excellent piece of writing!
GonzotheAlienBassist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This describes me all over, except my dad is not in the army... and he does not teach me to shoot.... and he wants me to be more ladylike as well....which I think sucks
Shaggyrapper Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
very cool. Brought nice memories to me XD proud to say, I still am a tomboy.
kazkayde Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
story of my life !!!
ninjawolf92 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I like it i'm a tomboy but my hair not cut short
Hitomi-15 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
LUVZ IT! You Shud Hear Me With My Guy Friends In Gym Class (The Only Time In The Winter You Can Wear Shorts) "HEY LOOK I GOT ANOTHER FLOOR BURN! IT'S HUGE! SWEET!" And When I Go To An Old Sewage Pipe With My Friends I'm The Only Girl. XD. T-Shirt, Camo Boy Cargo Shorts, Skater Shoes, Messenger Bag, Ponytail, Two Dog Tags (My Dads From The Airforce And One Shaped Like A Star That Was Made At Wal:star:Mart In A Machine For 2 Bux. XD), Pocket Knife, And A BBGun. XD. All Of Our Lunchs Are Stuffed In Our Bags. I'm The Only One With A Medic Kit. (Just A Couple Band-Aids, Gauze, Medic Tape, And Disinfectant.) It's Been Like That 4-Eva! Srry For Such A Long Message.
word4word Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
haha thanks! by the way, jeff dunHAAAMMMM is awesome =)
Hitomi-15 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
You're Welcome And CHA! DUNHAM!
idiotGDdookie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
nice piece. just a few can relate. :]
mairelind15 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
this is beautifully written, i love it, striking. It sets up a really fitting mood. Skilz
CrazyCanary Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
I was like that as a kid and I STILL am like this. I can't stand that whole shopping and make-up stuff. I like shooting with my air rifle!!
lenlen46 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Lol, I was just like that as a kid. XD

I admit, I've girlied up a bit (me being a shipper and fangirling a little over the funny badass guys), but for the most part, even if I cleaned up how I've looked, I still act a bit like a guy (burping w/o caring, playing sports like crazy, having bruised/cut up legs from falling, sarcasm, etc.)

Gah, rambled, sorry. Great poem.
EarthElement12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
oh man that is SOOOOO me!
swedishfish181 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
lol that reminds me so much of myself as a kid... i miss those days T~T
i guess at heart i'm still a tomboy... this has helped me remember that
BlueGreenGrey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Wow, that was awesomely meaningful. I'm a tomboy, myself, and wholly agree with you (:
wolfeprocter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Tomboy to the max! X-)
oozsinfered Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Student Writer
wow says a lot about me
THE-SAC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
describes me well
hammonator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
IJustWannaBeMe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Wow, that sums up every tomboy. ^^ Including myself. You did a wonderful job with this, I love it to pieces. :D
ZeldaraRain Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
wait a sec... i'm not sure if i read this right... But does that mean her dad hits her mum? either way, it's a really good poem.
CharlieIrish Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Definatly sounds like me. I wish I had written it.
spazzed-out Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
god, it sounds like me.
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