As a child I was always told,
“you are beautiful, my darling,
don’t ever believe otherwise”
When I started growing up
I was doubting my parents’ advice.
My eyes weren’t bright enough,
My nose was far too pointy
My lips were chapped,
My cheeks were very pudgy
and my hair, it was a tangled mess.
That’s not all, that was just my face.
My stomach wasn’t flat enough,
My hands were too short,
My legs were pale and rough,
My mind was a brainwashed wreck.
But now, now I have transformed
My soul remains the same, and yet
My flaws haven’t changed.
Haunted and tormented
thoughts have now become impotent.
The chains that held
my content thoughts together,
have now loosened, my raving
heart is fixing itself together
and now, I’m free.
Our minds are influenced,
but hearts are home
to our own feelings.
It’s time to believe in ourself
time to know, that we are
We’ve all had those days or the ones that are yet to come, when we weren’t good enough. This is a poem, dedicated to all the girls and guys, who have shared emotions like these. You’re you, and that’s enough.