Monday, June 21, 2010

Fashion Crisis

Walking down the street
You see those girlies in the heat
The Bais Yaakov maidels
Looking so aidel
But beneath the black and dark
Is something sinister-hark!
It’s the desire to wear color and fun
But sadly we gotta blend in with everyone!

We try with flair
To do our hair
As different as the rest
And see who can do it best
The highest bump clipped
Or the neatest bangs snipped
We tell ourselves to be different, for sure!
But if we do, would we cause too much allure?

I'll wear color one day
But I am scared to be sent away
Out of my close knit circle of black clad friends
Whose rules for apparel, never seem to bend
The same flairy skirt, or pencil style
That has been "in fashion" for a while
Or the black Junee tops with bows
Yea, one day I'll own one of those

But do I want to be
Just like everyone I see?
In the same drab
That seems so fab
Yet it falls flat
When I think of that
Becoming my life fashion choices
Dictated by the silent style voices

They think they know me inside and out
But who I am REALLY, they know nothing about
That I can't be defined or diminished by black
And I'll do my best to use that missing color to elaborate what I lack
What it cuts off in style and creativity
I'll make up in talent and personality
So fashion dictators of the world, I pray tell
Why do you dress me and pretend to know me so well?

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