Ugly, lazy, lumpy -
Worthless, miserable, crazy -
I hear what I have been told.
I see what I have been shown.
Weird, awkward, clumsy -
Deformed, disappointing, fat -
Bombarded with loathing,
I am blinded by what others see.
Misfit, loser, pathetic -
Freak, twisted, geek -
I become less like me,
reflecting more of what you see.
Brainy, artsy, generous -
Forgiving, funny, sweet -
Contempt drips from compliments.
Can I know what you will see?
Forgettable, invisible, insignificant -
Confusing, frustrating, exhausting -
I struggle to see the beauty in me.
Can I believe I'm good enough? All I see is flaws.
Beloved, desired, beautiful -
Appreciated, respected, wonderful -
Can I feel what I can't see?
Do you recognize the best in me?