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Beautiful

Before their critical eyes she cowers
Expecting the worst of their judgements
Always afraid of the looks, the whispers
Under their gaze she worries and frets
The nervous thoughts race through her head

In her mind she is nothing

For the mirror tells the ugly truth

Underneath the scars lies a hidden soul

Lonely and scared, yet she is beautiful



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FashionThief said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm
The poem itself was beautiful! :)
 
Allicat001 said...
Aug. 9, 2012 at 10:14 am
Absolutely wonderfully written, the last stanza was genius!
 
caitiekate said...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm
this is so true!! way too many girls are insecure and think they're ugly when they're gorgeous!! you did a great job ending that message through you're poem. it's sad that girls don't embrace their beauty. all you can do is tell them the "beautiful" truth and hope that they will someday believe it!
 
Basya44 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
It sounds like you are a very perceptive person who can see through any situation. This is truly beautiful and insightful!
 
everwoodman said...
May 21, 2012 at 7:09 pm
I adore this. I think I can relate. It is well written, with wonderful rhythm. :)
 
Pitiful_Anonymous said...
May 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm
This is very deep, yet simple to read and understand. I like it a lot. You should for sure write some more poetry!
 
zoid123 said...
May 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm
This has so much emotion, but yet is still so simple in words. I love it says so much in such few words. good job
 
LoveEternally said...
Apr. 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm
I really love your piece!! It flows really nicely :D keep it up!
 
Ariberry13 said...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Absoluteilt brilliant love it !! ceep it up!
 
firewithdoves said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Completely amazing. I absolutely love it. 

Write on!

 

 
KestrelThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm
This IS beautiful. Good rhythm.
 
JosieFrost said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm
That was really cool. Keep writing, because this was awesome!!!!
 
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