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words I wished I'd known two years ago.

beauty

When you look at the mirror,

When you look at the mirror, Do you stare at that person in horror,

When you look at the mirror, Do you stare at that person in horror, Filled with repulse at the sight,

When you look at the mirror, Do you stare at that person in horror, Filled with repulse at the sight, Or do you look at them with ardor,

When you look at the mirror, Do you stare at that person in horror, Filled with repulse at the sight, Or do you look at them with ardor, Like how you would look at your dear lover?

When you notice the bulging curves,

When you notice the bulging curves, Do you feel disgusted?

When you notice the bulging curves, Do you feel disgusted? When you feel the tightness of your jeans,

When you notice the bulging curves, Do you feel disgusted? When you feel the tightness of your jeans, Do you perhaps feel embarrassed?

When you notice the bulging curves, Do you feel disgusted? When you feel the tightness of your jeans, Do you perhaps feel embarrassed? When you look at the numbers,

When you notice the bulging curves, Do you feel disgusted? When you feel the tightness of your jeans, Do you perhaps feel embarrassed? When you look at the numbers, Are you tormented?

I understand,

I understand, How you can only feel pretty,

I understand, How you can only feel pretty, When you are hungry;

I understand, How you can only feel pretty, When you are hungry; How you feel accomplished,

I understand, How you can only feel pretty, When you are hungry; How you feel accomplished, When you deny your body’s demand.

I know,

I know, How great it feels

I know, How great it feels To be the envy of your peers,

I know, How great it feels To be the envy of your peers, How pride fills you

I know, How great it feels To be the envy of your peers, How pride fills you When everyone is complimenting you.

But, love,

But, love, An illness is not beauty,

But, love, An illness is not beauty, You are hurting your body,

But, love, An illness is not beauty, You are hurting your body, Losing your vitality,

But, love, An illness is not beauty, You are hurting your body, Losing your vitality, At the cost of your sanity.

I remember,

I remember, Nights where the sheets were soaked,

I remember, Nights where the sheets were soaked, My eyes wet with tears,

I remember, Nights where the sheets were soaked, My eyes wet with tears, As the ache tearing through me was determined

I remember, Nights where the sheets were soaked, My eyes wet with tears, As the ache tearing through me was determined To get the message across,

I remember, Nights where the sheets were soaked, My eyes wet with tears, As the ache tearing through me was determined To get the message across, But the lying voice in my head quietly assured,

I remember, Nights where the sheets were soaked, My eyes wet with tears, As the ache tearing through me was determined To get the message across, But the lying voice in my head quietly assured, "You will be beautiful after this".

I know now,

I know now, Beauty could never be attained

I know now, Beauty could never be attained By oppressing my one and only home,

I know now, Beauty could never be attained By oppressing my one and only home, Beauty was never meant to be measured

I know now, Beauty could never be attained By oppressing my one and only home, Beauty was never meant to be measured By some haunting numbers on a scale.

Know this, love,

Know this, love, Your thoughts are what emits beauty;

Know this, love, Your thoughts are what emits beauty; When you embrace your body,

Know this, love, Your thoughts are what emits beauty; When you embrace your body, You will remember what it’s like to be truly happy,

Know this, love, Your thoughts are what emits beauty; When you embrace your body, You will remember what it’s like to be truly happy, And that is already the most beautiful you can be.

- (beauty was never about being attractive, it was about being confident in who you are, and loving every part of yourself.)

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