Beauty Queen

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I used to think my beauty
Was never really there
Caught in the wind
Long ago
By someone I never met
Maybe someone stole my beauty
And sewed it into something
Spectacular
I knew I was supposed to be
Beautiful
I knew in this world
Appearances matter
I wanted my eyes
To be beautiful
To trade them in
For something better
I wanted my teeth
To be perfectly straight
And super-model white
I wanted my lips
To be the perfect hint of red
And my hair to be
The silkiest soft
My face should be flawless and glowing
And I shouldn't need makeup for confidence
I should have the nicest legs
The best curves
Smooth feet
Long nails
An endless list of something
I never realized was
Unachievable
Then I realized my selfishness
My greediness
Could only be rivaled
By the complete ignorance I had
I was created perfectly
Wonderfully
I was fearfully made
I didn't need the best body
But I gained the most beauty
When I allowed myself
To be beautiful
When I allowed God to shine
Through me
The way it was designed
I stopped insulting God's creation:
Me
And I started seeing my body for what
It really was
It isn't until I establish
That I was Fearfully
And Wonderfully made
That I could ever be
The most humble of beauty queens





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pinksundays said...
Jun. 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm
This is such a beautiful free verse poem! I l loved reading your writing and totally agree with loving ourself for the way God made us! 
 
8tephanie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm
Thank you very much!!
 
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