Prettier.
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wethedreamersAnd we're a million miles away.
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"Tell me I'm pretty."

Prettier.

by wethedreamers

Sometimes I wonder what others can see.

The darkened rouge highlighted under my eyes or the gap between my teeth.

Do they see the brown eyes that I wish were blue?

The roundness of a face that could lose a pound or two?

Can people see all that I hide in the dark?

The skin that holds the shame of a million different scars?

A body too big, yet too frail and unstrong.

That which no one double takes in interest unless it's to tell you that it's wrong.

Wrong like the freckles that are splashed across my face.

One for every mistake I think genetics and fate made.

Statement eyebrows that furrow at this life.

I drag my short, and stout legs to my bed where I hide.

Silencing my husky voice; if I could, I'd never say a word.

Other than when I pray aloud, "Dear God, I wish I looked like her."

Softer, more graceful, ethereal, lovely.

Because of all I'm not, I'd guess that's why no one has ever loved me.

How could they? How could he? He'd never love my face.

I would rake my hair back in frustration if it ever went the right way.

And the moments turn into hours, and the hours into days.

The days turn into years. Years. Maybe even decades of self-hate.

In the macro sense, I know my insecurities are silly.

But the aching need for beauty be feels like it's going to kill me.

Be nicer, kinder, smarter. Be perfect in every other way.

I'm running myself ragged trying hard to compensate.

Prettier, wittier, skinnier, brave.

Maybe then he could love me. Maybe then he would stay.

So I'll live in my shadows and stray from your light.

I know all my truths, but you'll tell me your lies.

And with my metaphorical mask, I'll pretend that I'm fine.

...Until I see someone prettier. And I'll die a little more inside.

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8 months agoReply
@sebiera Oh, you're so kind! I surely am not qualified to give advice; the only thing I can say for sure is to keep writing. That's the best advice I was given. I'm glad to pass it on. Don't say that; your writing is as lovely as you are. The best writing should always be your own.

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8 months agoReply
@wethedreamers And you mine! You are a superb writer!! can I get some tips from you?? My writing actually sucks!

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8 months agoReply
@sebiera You just made my day; I never expect comments on my older poems. I adore you to bits and pieces, thank you! <3

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8 months agoReply
Sooo beautiful poem!!! You are beautiful! Inside out..never ever feel bad and unworthy about yourslf. You are special, a limited edition.there's no one like you..

tabnash24Silver CommaYou'll know me as you read ;)
10 months agoReply
@wethedreamers That's pretty sweet, thank you! :)

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10 months agoReply
@reasonsofbeing You, my fellow kindred spirit, are unequivocally the most wonderful person I've had the pleasure of meeting this year. My heart beams for you. Thank you so much.

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10 months agoReply
@amandar And I love you!

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10 months agoReply
@tabnash24 Aw, I was never cool for Facebook. I don't even have a phone; this is the only social media I have. I still consider you a friend here. :)

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10 months agoReply
@betweenus Please don't make me cry anymore; oh my goodness you're so lovely, thank you so, so, so much. <3

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10 months agoReply
Perhaps I don't know the way you look, but having been talking to you these past few days...I can tell you one thing for sure, you rank high in my rhetorical list of the most beautiful people <3