Paula Glynn

You Vain, Foolish Girl - Poem by Paula Glynn

You vain, foolish girl, drinking and smoking,
As you're slowly choking, trying to look hard,
But are just being used a fool,
For you are poisoning your veins,
You are destroying your health,
And at night, it is not what you think,
They are just using you for their own gain,
But you are young and vain,
And a little naive, but they don't care about you,
They just want a quick laugh,
Knowing you see the negative side of life,
And knowing you bruise so easily,
And are cut easily by their words as sharp as a knife,
For your blood is their meat:
They just want your gullibility and your tears,
For they play on your emotions and fears,
Knowing you are damaged goods,
So easily lost in life, like a little girl lost in the woods,
Yet there is a light within you:
You just have to see it,
And you won't be a vain, foolish girl forever,
And life will get better, but you don't have to drink & smoke,
Popularity can be yours,
With a little self respect and determination,
You are a wonderful girl, a real contribution to the world,
You are not stupid: you are fun and vivacious,
And such a beauty, so stub that cigarette down,
And play your music, for tonight is your party,
And tonight you shall have the last laugh,
My beautifully vain, foolish girl.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 29, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 30, 2011

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