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Mr. Tough Cookie

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Mr. Tough Cookie

After a long day of perpetual preoccupation; of stair climbing, hard work, and constant vigilance with
no tea breaks. After a regular day of yelling and taunts from our teachers. At a place where we try to
scrub off our feelings; where a heart is analogous to muscle fibre and valves. Where a baby Is a
foetus and a patient is a number. After a day of life and death, I awaited my turn outside the changing
room.

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True Beauty

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True Beauty

Hair needs to be either dead straight or entwined in Goldilocks curls. Anything in between is a no-no. Waves signify complacency and let’s not even get started on the frizz.

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Tiaras of Tawbah

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Tiaras of Tawbah

Days turn to nights, nights to days. Awake, asleep; asleep, awake.

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You set me free…

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You set me free…

They stare her down,
She’s covered from head to toe,
Except her eyes, dark brown,
Her hands, soft yet strong,
Feet, firm and quick.

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