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Beautiful

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
For all the girls (and boys) in this small world, *I do not claim the rights to this cover art, but I do love it.* I only claim the rights to these words. May you enjoy my poem.

Submitted: April 28, 2018

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Submitted: April 28, 2018

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Listen to me. 

No really. 

Come closer. 

Open your ears and listen. 

I am me. 

I am strong. 

I am woman. 

I am beautiful.

All of me. Inside and out. 

My curves. 

My words.

My brains. 

My heart. 

My size fourteen bod. 

My cellulite thighs. 

My postpartum stretch-marked belly.  

I love seeing myself in the mirror. 

Dancing in my own skin. 

Making a fool of myself.

Kissing with the light on. 

Twirling in plain sight.

Laughing for all to see.

Bring on that chunky monkey ice cream.

Those cheeseburgers. 

Avacado black bean salad.

Pizza with extra sauce please! 

Food nourishes me not defines me. 

My weight is just my weight.

Size two or thirty-two. 

Who cares! 

It’s a number. 

Big or small. 

Tall or short. 

Skinny or fluffy. 

Black or white. 

Brown or peach. 

Let me do me. 

You do you.

Listen to me! 

No really. 

Come closer. 

Open your ears and listen. 

We are enough. 

We are perfect the way we are. 

Each and every one of us. 

We are beautiful.

 


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