Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Seen From The Outside

By , Issaquah, WA
People judge her for what she is, not who she is.
Those who pause to give her a chance, use it to notice all the wrong things.

All they see is her acne, her scrapes, her flawed skin.
They see her messy hair, her freckled face, her imperfect body.
They see the glasses on her face, the pair of faded jeans, and the same heart necklace she wears daily.
She smiles sweetly at everyone, but they only see her crooked, off-white teeth.

What they can’t see is the way her heart sparks with warmth for those she cares about.
They can’t see her humorous attitude that inspires laughter from even the saddest of people.
They can’t see that she has a daring side, with a need for speed and an addiction for pure adventure.
They can’t see the wide horizons of her open mind, which allow her to appreciate the good in everyone.

They don’t realize the beauty of her true personality, and they never will.
They’re still too busy criticizing her outward flaws.





Join the Discussion

This article has 2 comments. Post your own now!

nikkigonefishin said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 12:25 am
This is really good. I like how
I can relate to it and how you made your message clear: that one should never judge a person before getting to know them first. Good job!:)
 
Eqrider This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm
very relatable, simple, and straightfoward but i love the hidden story behind it and the personalness of it!
 
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback