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That was the image she portrayed.
A living cliché.
She sought out every behaviour
To enhance the image, she had of herself.
Watched porn to learn to be a lover,
Was devoted to fashion
Copied all and everyone she thought to her advantage.
Made sure she was seen at all the ‘right’ places
Even with the ‘right’ people,
Practised saying the ‘right’ things.
It was all about pretence
For under it lay the scared little girl
With so many secrets
Best hidden for then she felt safe.
With so much time spent on being ‘right.’
It puzzled her how so often
She went home alone,
Her ‘friends’ turning their backs,
Leaving her in her ‘coolness’.