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Written in 2020, to show that peer/parental pressure can indeed cause future self-esteem or confidence issues.

Surface šŸŒ¢ Damage

Surface šŸŒ¢ Damage Disclaimer: This series' aim is not to romanticize mental health issues or gain sympathy, but to bring more awareness to the subject.

Surface šŸŒ¢ Damage Disclaimer: Furthermore, it's an attempt to encourage others to express their emotions through writing.

Surface šŸŒ¢ Damage

What a strange feeling.

What a strange feeling. To know you are loved,

What a strange feeling. To know you are loved, yet not believe it.

What a strange feeling. To know you are loved, yet not believe it. Such a strange feeling.

What a strange feeling. To know you are loved, yet not believe it. Such a strange feeling. To know you are wanted,

What a strange feeling. To know you are loved, yet not believe it. Such a strange feeling. To know you are wanted, yet not perceive it.

You are beautiful, they say,

You are beautiful, they say, and maybe I am.

You are beautiful, they say, and maybe I am. But I won't believe it.

You are beautiful, they say, and maybe I am. But I won't believe it. You did well, they say,

You are beautiful, they say, and maybe I am. But I won't believe it. You did well, they say, and maybe I did.

You are beautiful, they say, and maybe I am. But I won't believe it. You did well, they say, and maybe I did. But I won't perceive it.

Because someone once told me

Because someone once told me again and again

Because someone once told me again and again that beauty escapes me.

Because someone once told me again and again that beauty escapes me. Because they always told me

Because someone once told me again and again that beauty escapes me. Because they always told me I could have done better,

Because someone once told me again and again that beauty escapes me. Because they always told me I could have done better, and I had more in me.

But I have given all I could give

But I have given all I could give and never once taken

But I have given all I could give and never once taken what I needed to take.

But I have given all I could give and never once taken what I needed to take. But I have shown all the beauty I have

But I have given all I could give and never once taken what I needed to take. But I have shown all the beauty I have and forcibly hidden

But I have given all I could give and never once taken what I needed to take. But I have shown all the beauty I have and forcibly hidden what they don't want to see.

A very odd notion.

A very odd notion. To know you are worthy,

A very odd notion. To know you are worthy, yet not believe it.

A very odd notion. To know you are worthy, yet not believe it. A very true notion.

A very odd notion. To know you are worthy, yet not believe it. A very true notion. To know you are precious,

A very odd notion. To know you are worthy, yet not believe it. A very true notion. To know you are precious, yet not perceive it.

END People with low self-esteem can objectively know that they possess positive qualities, but they may not feel or believe it. Thank you for reading. šŸŒ¢ Ann Sepino (annsepino.mystrikingly.com)

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