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I want to be a pretty boy
I want to be shallow
I want to treat girls like shit
And have them love me for it
Just because I'm a pretty boy
I want that pretty girl
That stupid slutty girl
The one impressed with
the size of my biceps
And the car I drive
Because she's the pretty girl
I want to say I love you
I want it to mean nothing
And I want her to believe me
For no other reason but
that I am a pretty boy
I want fickle friends
Ones who use me for my money
The kind that prey on popularity
I want to throw parties and I want
Everyone who's anyone to show up
I want to make fun of the old me
I want to be a pretty boy
Who stands for nothing
With the hot chick
Who will stand for anything
I want to be a pretty boy


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The following comments are for "I wanna be a pretty boy"
by Parker

"Ain't I Cute"
Good poem about the old saw that girls are attracted to surface beauty and the bad boy. Good economy of language - the poem clips along with really good rhythm. Effective is the repetition of "I want, I want, I want".

I am the kind of guy who was always on the other side and never had much luck with the girls. When I was 19 I bought a used but great looking 58 Ford convertible. Guess what? Didn't help a bit (though I loved that car!).

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: February 9, 2005 )

Followed Gomar
I followed gomarsoap's comment here, because I tail that guy wherever he goes (I trust his taste)! And he's right again. This is a fantastic poem: down-to-earth, blunt, percussive. And the repetition works.

I posted a poem a while ago on a similar theme, called "Ode on a Grecian God," and it wasn't nearly as good as this. You've managed to say more in fewer words, and to much greater effect.

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: February 9, 2005 )

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