Beautiful

Beautiful

 

I see girls with flawless faces

Golden tan skin from minority races

And I tell myself that I am beautiful

I see girls run miles in the gym

Their arms toned, stomach flat, legs thin

And I tell myself that I am beautiful

And I tell myself that I am beautiful

I see girls wearing designer jeans

Clothes I cannot afford by any means

And I tell myself that I am beautiful

I see girls with long thick hair

Locks that don’t frizz in the hot, humid air

And I tell myself that I am beautiful

I look in the mirror and sigh with defeat

As I notice my flaws from my head to my feet

My smile has yellowed, my nose isn’t straight

My body illustrates that I struggle with weight

But I also see my eyes shining – speckled with light

And my curled red hair glowing fiery and bright

And I know that I am beautiful

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Comments

mkrulder11

I loved this! you are beautiful :) 

very powerful.

Cheyenne.Terry

Thank you so much!

sarah_hood_325

This is beautiful. I can relate so much and I am just amazed! Thank you for putting a smile of inspiration on my face :)

indigosoul

Very refreshing poem! I love the comparison of superficiality to reality. Well done :)

Madigan18

This really moved me, and I truly relate to how you feel. I try tell myself every day that I am beautiful but sometimes it just isnt enough, you know? Nice to see I'm not the only one out there with thoughts like these. 

Beautiful poem. Beautiful writing. Beautiful person. :)

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