A Lesser Beauty

A Lesser Beauty

A Poem by Darian Justine

To all of you who go through things like this..

She cuts her wrists
and the scars they show
hidden underneath her sweater
so know one ever knows

she cries herself to sleep at night
filled with sadness and despair
wondering if anybody will ever notice
and if they do, will they care?

they call her a loner
say she'll never be enough
her teachers throw her tests back at her
say she couldn't possibly amount to much

the kids they make fun of her
her ratty hair, her torn up clothes
her handmedowns from her siblings
the shoes are worn down in the soles

one night she goes back home
to the abuse she has to bear
her father screams in her face and slaps her
to speak a word, she wouldn't dare

She slips up to her room so quietly
that nobody really notices her gone
until they open up the bathroom door
and with a gasp their words are withdrawn

Heaven gained an angel that night
because of the creulty of the world
the spat out insults and jabs
toward a truly amazing girl

what is this world coming to
that we all feel the need to point
making fun of others in our lives
when its us, ourselves, that disappoint

Why is everybody always so mean
to the helpless, to the weak
immediately shooting down the chances
not giving them a chance to speak

Everybodys idea of beautiful
perfect hair, perfect clothes, its all so snooty
when the most amazing people are the imperfect
They are not a lesser beauty

© 2013 Darian Justine

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I'm not going to lie, this poem made me cry... I love a poem that can make me cry

Posted 4 Years Ago

Darian Justine

4 Years Ago

Awh! Well I didn't want to make anybody cry but thank you! I appreciate it!

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Darian Justine
Darian Justine

Riverton, IA

Well Hello. Welcome to my profile! :) Here's some things you should know about me. 1. A lot of my poetry is love or sadness based. I'm not sure why, it just happens I guess. 2. I am a very happy, .. more..


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