Beautiful

Beautiful

A Poem by HaleythePoet
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For all those people who think scars are ugly. It won't rhyme much or have good form, but there is a lot of meaning in it for me.

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Ugly duckling syndrome
That is what they say I have
Ugly my entire life
Then suddenly I turn beautiful 
Things people say can hurt
And they are things I never forget
Yes I may forget your name and face
But I will never forget how you made me feel
The scars on my body are from my past
My battle scars from my father and exes
Who are you to judge me for standing up to them
You think you are perfect and beautiful 
Only because you are tan and have nice skin
But you cannot understand what true beauty is
Until you've seen through the eyes of the beholder 
I do not need to be a size zero to be beautiful
I am perfectly fine at a size nine
You hide who you are under makeup
But what you see, this is me
I do not hide who or what I am
Nor am I ashamed
I used to think I was ugly because nobody wanted to date me
I know now that I don't need anyone for me to see
That beautiful quite possibly be
The very definition of me 

© 2012 HaleythePoet


Author's Note

HaleythePoet
I know there are a lot of mistakes so please don't critique me on that. This is just a poem about all the shallow people I know and how they've made me feel.

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Wow. What a beautiful piece. I'm sure evryone can relate to this piece. I especially love the last three sentences:

I know now that I don't need anyone for me to see
That beautiful quite possibly be
The very definition of me

Everyone should live by that saying. It's simply beautiful. I loved every sentence. Very nice job.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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So sensitive, we humans, to how we perceive others see us! Why should this be so? We are what we are, and if 'what you see is what you get' isn't good enough, it's their loss. Your poem brings home the fragility of our self-esteem, though going by your pic I find it very hard to believe that no-one would want to date you - that beautiful hair! I remember when young how embarrassed I used to be, eating in public; especially railway restaurants for some reason. I would imagine that everyone was staring at me, when in fact they were probably just staring into the distance and mulling over their routine for the day. But it's indicative of youth, and we eventually get over these super-sensitive issues.
Women seem especially vulnerable because society today focuses on the female form, and trots out anorexic models as the ideal, luring young girls to emulate them, when in fact men tend to appreciate a curvaceous form far more than a bag of bones. Believe in yourself Haley, you have more to offer, and express yourself well.

Posted 7 Years Ago


To be loyal to thine own being and the cherish it's unique grandeur. In a world where so many hide their true selves, it's a blessing to see those that stand up and shine in their own light, rather than those who would fall pray to the masses opinion and critique. Great Ink!

Aaron

Posted 7 Years Ago


well i think that the poem has been written really well it flows consistently all the way through well done

Posted 7 Years Ago


Really relatable writing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow. What a beautiful piece. I'm sure evryone can relate to this piece. I especially love the last three sentences:

I know now that I don't need anyone for me to see
That beautiful quite possibly be
The very definition of me

Everyone should live by that saying. It's simply beautiful. I loved every sentence. Very nice job.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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HaleythePoet
HaleythePoet

Harrisburg, PA



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