The Other Girl

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
Being the other girl; the ugly, unattractive, boring girl, against being the beautiful and interesting girl. How it feels to be the other girl. How it feels to be the pretty girl.

Submitted: August 12, 2014

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People so readily smile at me
But grimace at the ugly girls

People tell my parents, my grandparents, how beautiful I have grown up to be
They like me, only because they think I’m pretty
They feel proud showing me off, to show people, “look at this beautiful girl and SHE IS OURS.”
Do they care to know what I think about? How I feel about the world?
No. They only think, “she is pretty, she is nice, what a nice girl”
Well what if I’m a bitch? 
They’ll never know
They don’t care to look past my face

I don’t feel that pretty
But I do feel like I’m beautiful inside
I want people to ask me, “are you interested in this?” or “how do you feel about this?”
But they don’t
And they tell me to my face, “Wow! You have grown up so well! You are so beautiful!”
What is meant to be a compliment only makes me embarrassed
And angry
I was not always so appealing to people
I was a strange child and never a “popular”
People never wasted time on me then
But I grew up and matured and now they waste their time telling me shallow things 
I am still so weird, but they don’t even see that part of me anymore

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My friend stares at me as she listens to their compliments
She does not smile at me as I meet her eyes
She watches me, wishing to be me
She wants to be pretty too

Everyone wants to be pretty too

She is not pretty
People don’t think she is nice
People don’t like her like they like me

People want to be my friend
But they let her sit alone

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She always hears the words I receive 
As they stick in her mind I let them leave

She IS beautiful
She IS pretty
She IS all those things

It’s their fault they've let their eyes develop broken wings

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I know what it feels like to be the ugly girl
And I know what it feels like to be the pretty girl

But what if I had to choose?


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