UGLY DUCKLING

UGLY DUCKLING

A Poem by M.Babu
"

She was a Late Bloomer, And now she’s everywhere.

"

She wasn’t like your clique,

You made sure she

Knew it.

Lipstick on her locker.

Eggs on her windshield.

To you she wasn’t

Normal.

And you were

Right then…

She was just an

Ugly Duckling.

 

She dressed alil’ funny,

Didn’t bother much with

Make Up.

Plus she loved Shakespeare,

And read World History.

Dreamed of being

An Astronaut,

As you wooed

‘Aston this’

And Followed

Meagan that.

 

Now you regret it.

Wish you’d realized,

Her Hidden Charisma.

The Beauty Underneath

Her clothes.

 

See…

She was a Late Bloomer,

And now she’s everywhere.

The News,

The Moon,

France.

See…

She didn’t need to be cooler.

And now she’s everything.

An Astronaut,

A Success,

An inspiration.

 

She shines brighter

Than a lone star

On a dark night.

And she’s encouraging

Ugly Duckling’s like herself

To fight the pain,

Tears and taunts.

And one day Bloom into

Beautiful Swans.

 

She’s talking to you.

 

-M.Babu-


 

 

 

 

  

 

© 2011 M.Babu


Author's Note

M.Babu
I needed to do this in free verse...for someone i know.
Hope you can relate:)

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Free verse is awesome 'cause you get to pack the piece with meaning. I like your piece 'cause of this. It's exhibits the beauty and power of free verse. NICE .

Posted 8 Years Ago


Awesome ending!!!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


i like it

Posted 8 Years Ago


I always have a hard tie reading free verse poetry, especially when you separate the stanzas. If you hadn't have said that this was free verse, I would have been confused and had some complaints (so thanks for saying that).
I like the story. I bet most people can relate to that in real life. It's a good poem, with a good message.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is amazing (:

Posted 8 Years Ago


this is so beautiful. appealing to the world at large i love!!! u re very good


Posted 8 Years Ago


I like the poem. You create a strong character with a wise understanding to her life. I like how you describe the poem. Sometime you must look beyond the appearance and see what is hidden from our eye sight. A outstanding poem. Thank you.
Coyote

Posted 8 Years Ago


0 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Gorgeous wordcrafting Michael and it beautifully captures vital Swan lessons too. Brilliant job!

Posted 8 Years Ago


outstandingly peculiar :) you do have your own way with words! thumbs up ;D

Posted 8 Years Ago


Awesome poem... Deserves a standing ovation
way to go for finding a matching photo, btw:)

Posted 8 Years Ago



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