Mosquitos Don't Care, Why Do You?
Some inspiring thoughts!
The perfect imperfections that make you...you(thank you John Legend)
The birth defects you had when the light of the world first hit your eyes
The scars that show you've lived, loved, lost and got hurt along the way
The stretch marks that come from the changes in weight, in your mood
The fine lines that trace the stress you've gone through
The wrinkles that all fine lines become...in the end
The grey hairs that show you've reached milestone after milestone
Mosquitos don't care, why do you?
Thank you for reading.
This is my first time writing and directing it to Viva.
I am not trying to be preachy. Just wishing to share my thoughts.
I wrote the above poem because I feel like this world places to much emphasis on standards of beauty. Mosquitos don't care what you look like. They will bite you whether you are J-Lo or the cat lady from The Simpsons.
I wrote this poem because I want anyone that may be reading this to know, that whatever your perfect imperfections are - whether you are big, small, old, young, have scars or not, have fine lines, laughter lines and wrinkles or not, have stretch marks, sagging breasts, sagging skin, spots, skin tags, freckles or moles. You are still a beautiful and unique human being.
Those things do not define you. They are a part of you and are part of your story, but they are not all you are. They show you were here, but don't define what you did while you were here or who you were.
You are more than these physical features.
I know some people do not like these parts of their body and I am not saying you shouldn't. What I am trying to say is that don't feel that way because society feels that way.
Don't let others dictate how you feel about yourself.
I know that is a lot harder than perhaps I make it sound. But, trust me. You don't need to be perfect. You need to be you. That's all you can be. And that is fine. Whatever version you want to be.
Not what others want you to be.
Sorry for the cliche, but it is so true.
And remember, mosquitos do not discriminate or think about your birthmarks, spots, blemishes, sags, wrinkles and grey hairs.
They just want your blood. They will suck you whatever the hell you look like.
They still see you as valuable because it's your vitality, your blood that they want. Not how good-looking or fit or "perfect" you are.
You, you are enough
Your perfect imperfections
You, you are unique
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I'm Paul, a poet, and writer from Glasgow. After 12 years of writing solely for others, it's time to start writing for myself.
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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!
Heartfelt and relatable
The story invoked strong personal emotions
My husband insists mosquitos like him more. I can't argue. I think it has something to do with body temperature and not because he's sweeter, haha.
My favorite section is the “those things do not define you” part. I love the acknowledgment that those things may have significantly shaped us but that they do not define us.
I enjoyed this. ❤️
Perfectly penned positivity piece, portraying people's uniquenessl and self-confidence is beautiful. Awesome story!!! Congratulations, well deserved Top Story!!!
Love the beautiful message in this poem. Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊🍾 Cheers
Congrats on a well-deserved Top Story, my friend!! I love how much positivity is in this one! ❤️ That message at the end is gold 😍 I still stand my ground on mosquitos, but they are lovely in this piece, so I’m still allowing them 😃
I love this! Positive vibes!
Congratulations to you! A well deserved Top Story. It's wonderful and a great reminder that we're all unique and beautiful people, no matter what. This really resonates with me because I have some major scarring from surgery, right down the front of me and it took a long time for me to be okay with it. Loved it.
Congratulations for your Top Story, my friend. This is a great piece of writing, purely inspirational. 🥰
My 12 inch oophrectomy scar is still taking some getting used to. I liked this story. It reminds me to keep working on being comfortable in my skin. The outcome could have been so much worse for me and I am thankful it wasn't. Nicely done and congrats on the top story!
Congrats on the top story
I loved this. It was a inspiration to see that a mosquito doesn’t discriminate! Lol congratulations on your top story
Congratulations on your Top Story , great piece
Relatable ...except for the stretch marks
This is so awesome & heart-felt.
What a gift you have at making others feel good about themselves Bravo
Wonderfully said. Bravo
Deep and inspiring
Whoaaaa, this was so inspirational and uplifting! Certainly made me feel good about myself! I loved this piece!
Aww, what a beautiful, uplifting piece :) Thank you for sharing this positivity. It's so hard for me to accept this advice sometimes. I see the grays and just think 'old' or the wrinkles and think 'old' lol. But I know I need to change that. And BTW, mosquitos LOVE me. Like, love love love me, lol!
I love the message of this, and the way you tied it to mosquitos was very creative! I can’t stand mosquitos, but I’ll allow this 😅 Great work!