the Truth About Being Beautiful

May 25, 2011
What is beautiful?
Straightened hair,
Bangs, a slight side part,
Long, skinny legs,
A deep overall tan,
Makeup laboriously applied,
Being less than 120 pounds?
Carefully planned outfits,
Crisp ironed shirts,
A smile always hinted at,
Never to be upset,
Never to be anything
Less than perfect?
Is it all in looks, in genetics,
What my parents looked like?
Can’t I just be beautiful
The way I am,

Even if I have
Messed up hair,
If my skirt is stained,
If my jeans won’t fit because
I gained a little weight?
Won’t you just accept me the way I am?

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renni said...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm
i love this !! :D one of my favortie poems :) great job!
swimmergirl5683 replied...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm
thanks! i feel honored :)
renni replied...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm
hehe :D you deserve to feel honored for such a good poem.
Anagam said...
Jun. 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm
beautiful! :)
hanging_girl_666 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Agreed. This should be posted in the magazine. I love it and i felt differently before i read this poem. Thank you and keep writing!
swimmergirl5683 replied...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm
thank you :) i think this is one of my best happy poems, im glad you liked it
introducingshelby replied...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm

It was one of those poems where you start to question a lot of things in life. I like poems that make you think c:


I also like knowing that I'm not the only person who feels this way..

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