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Self-Esteem

I stand in front of the mirror
And study my reflection
Wishing every flaw would disappear
Yearning for unattainable perfection

To the kids at school, it seems
To be a joke. They don’t know
That each insult is a crushing blow
To my fragile self-esteem

Everyone thinks I’m ugly
And I’m too fat
Nobody wants me
It’s hard to live with that

Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words can kill me inside
I am ridiculed and cast aside
Because I’m not one of society’s clones

No diet or meal plan can make me thin
A rigorous workout routine isn’t enough to lose the extra weight
Bad luck is all I’ve been given
This appears to be a cruel twist of fate

One day an old friend of mine
Gives me this piece of advice:
“Don’t listen to their lies. Don’t pay the price
For their ignorance. Ignore them, and you’ll be fine.”

That’s easier said than done
But I have to be carefree
I will not change for anyone
Because I can only be me



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The_Quiet_Girl said...
Oct. 30, 2012 at 10:07 am
Thank you so much!!! I wrote this for a scholarship contest and decided to post it here. I didn't expect to receive any comments. Thanks again :)
 
Care_Btvs said...
Oct. 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm
OMG I can so connect to this poem.. It really shows the the emotion that someone can feel as an outcast. I give you 5 stars x infinity
 
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