Things I Wish Someone Had Told Teenage Me

She was a weirdo btw.

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Teenage Me

First off,

I wish someone had told me

Your eyebrows are terrible

Your natural ones

While slightly bushman like

Are luscious

And unique

Save yourself the time and energy

And leave them the fuck alone

....

Well except that unibrow

Who the fuck do you think you are?

Frida Kahlo?

I wish someone had told me

That I am not ugly

Because I have acne

I wish they had called me beautiful or cute

Instead of pizza face

I wish someone had told me

That thinking a girl’s pretty

And that the butterflies I can feel

Flying around my stomach

Like kamikaze pilots

Whenever I talk to her

Or see her across the foyer

Is not wrong

Is not something I should feel ashamed about

That I do not have to rationalize

Or analyze my feelings

Because there’s nothing wrong with them

Which means

There’s nothing wrong with me.

I wish someone had told me

That while the darkness I feel inside me

Will never go away completely

I will have days

Where I feel genuine happiness

Radiating from my chest

And I won’t be worrying about

What others think about me

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Caterina Greentree

Just trying to share my life, experiences and ideas with the world to make it a little better!! 

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