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Insecurities.
Screaming at me,
haunting me,
clawing at every inch
of my body.
That little voice inside my head
sounding strangely like my own,
tearing me down,
apart,
from the inside.
Each hate-filled blow,
hits harder than the last.
Each self-inflicted cut,
each burn,
hidden in shame,
nonexistent to the piercing eyes of others,
visible only in that lonely mirror reflection.
Puffy eyes,
tear-stained cheeks,
little dotted lines drawn
over every flawed bit of me.
Not pretty enough,
talented enough,
smart enough,
good enough.
There is not a perfect inch
within my being.
Why can't I be beautiful?
Something much more recent, written in Spring 2010.
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badboy1o Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
beautiful
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soccer16002 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
i can relate to this poem   
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KyuuketsukiNoShouzo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This sounds like me...i guess..? :cry:
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hoplessromantic18 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i too can relate.. it's really good..^^
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DarknessAngel67 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
I can relate to this, it's so beautiful.
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AlwaysIndifferent Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I love this so much.
I feel like this soo much. This is just amazing.
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Ockhausen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very good poem...:)
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kmw325 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
i LOVE YOUR POEM sometimes people tell me that i did good but not good enough while others say i did amazing and i did my best and thats all there is to it. I just wish that my best could be good enough as long as you love it thats all that matters
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uniquelylost Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Really good poem!! I am sure that many will be able to relate to these feelings.
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Joker-E-Michael Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
I like the style : )
Similar to mine own
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mixtapemusix Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is good
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cappuccino-jennyxoxo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Writer
this describes my life PERFECTLY
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xj40002 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you seem to be suffering from a bad case of 'can't find the right guy' (or possibly girl if your bi or lesbian or a dude) its very common among young ppl.
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Reign05 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, alot of people could relate...imo. You have a talent with words :)
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ChatterMsBox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Photographer
You are a really good writer.
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reindevoeux Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
interesting.
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foreverdreamer95 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I am amazed by this peice. It has so much emotion. I think you have real talent. <3
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dieharddaemon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I love it. Lots of people... can identify with this...
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kelsey369 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Photographer
That really good!!!! I am crying from how wonderf that was!!!!
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ximdrawntoyoux Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Photographer
I <3 it (:
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blondebabygirl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Writer
I love this! You are such a great writer!!
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thisis2me Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   Writer
how do you get these beautiful poems on here?
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tenten427 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
I like it. I think it speaks to a lot of people, but is also very well written. I enjoyed reading it as well as your other pieces.
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Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is written fantastically for what, I believe, it is meant to express. The way it flows is incredible. I can relate.
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brokenxbeauty Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student
:) thanks.
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matthttam Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm mainly hit with the emotion of hoping you don't feel this way. The poem itself however is a very interesting roller coaster ride. I like the "flow" of it for lack of a better word. It also started broad and narrowed down to a single point which I feel strengthens the poem. I like it!
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brokenxbeauty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student
thank you, i appreciate it :]
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Pamplemousse-6 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Wow I can completely identify with the emotions in this.
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Carana0 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Writer
Wow. I'd say the first part is very dramatic, but intentionally. :) I can definitely relate with this feeling. Usually though I don't think about my beauty (I hate vanity) but just confidence in general. Like "why can't I be respected? Why am I so stupid?"
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smilexhoneyxx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
This reminds me of the commericals, about losing weight, wearing make-up the cover the dark circles.
The most idiotic things. This is deep, I like it very much.
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robustQuestioner Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist
Deep.
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emtay96 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
why should people be judged if their beautiful or not? Beauty is something different for every person. At least we hope so, but sometimes people think more make up hiding ur own face makes you beautiful xP
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animeFrEaK10924 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Wow it touched me. I like it.
~ <3 M
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daddyslittlejanegirl Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
wow.
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