An Ode to Every Body

August 1, 2011
My belly likes to pronounce itself;
it often demands to be satiated.

My hair does not get along with me;
it flees to earth for shelter.

My flesh tries to grab my attention;
it mocks my shameful diet.

My teeth are like unsolved puzzle pieces;
they whine for someone to solve them.

My skin likes to paint itself in bizarre colours;
exiling me to the walls of my school.


My eyes; they reveal all the beauty within.
They cancel out every flaw and imperfection.
And announce the proud, shocking truth:
I am different, I am beautiful.

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IamtheshyStargirl said...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Gorgeous, as I am sure you are. 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Uniquely written, as always. 
dia.dreamer replied...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 3:38 am
thanks. I'm not gorgeous, though. I wrote this for everyone, including me. The part about me that's true in this poem is the teeth part, if slightly exaggerated. :)
redhairCat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh -  loved the ending!!!! So sweet!
Lola_Black said...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm
Sweet! So far, I'd say this is my favorite poem of yours. My favorite part, aside from the last stanza, was the bit about your skin. Being mixed race with a love of drawing on myself when I get too bored, that actually sounds alot like me!
dia.dreamer replied...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 6:00 am
haha...well, my friends like drawing on me when they're bored too. :P
Harebelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:00 am
Oh, wow- I like this one too! I don't know why no one else has commented because it's so good! Great message, and you wrote it really well. I like the part about teeth the best!
dia.dreamer replied...
Aug. 20, 2011 at 12:05 am
thanks. :) I've never written poems about self-esteem before, so I'm glad this one turned out good. I hope it made at least someone out there feel better. :D
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