Why does our world revolve around looks
Why does it not revolve around sounds
Why does it not revolve around smells
They say it’s because we’re wired like that
But if we are not what society values as beautiful
We have to grow up searching for value in our looks
We have to grow up finding ways to make ourselves feel better
We have to grow up looking in the mirror and crying
Why did we normalize that being “pretty” is superior to being kind?
Why are the mean pretty girls in school the popular ones?
People are dying for looks
People are going broke for looks
But why am I not considered pretty?
What do I lack?
Are my lips too small?
Is my tummy too big?
Am I too short?
Why do we support this insanity?
It seems that liking the way we look is acquired, not innate
Has it always been that way?
Or has the media ruined our self-image?
A kind person is seen as weak
A respectful person is overlooked
What have our standards come to
We are much more than what hits the retina
We are not a body
We are not a face
We are people with love, with dreams, with morals, with pasts
We are people who are loved by God the way we are
We are people with power to do better and be better for ourselves and others
Let’s make this the new pretty
This poem goes out to anyone who has ever felt that their appearance was not "good enough" for society. This poem is here to remind you that you are much more than what meets the eye. You are pretty inside and out. If there is anything you take from this poem, take this: you define what the word "pretty" is. As long as you see yourself as pretty, you will be pretty.
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