Ugly

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
One person pondering of why words can be cruel, and what they could do with positivity.

Submitted: April 10, 2016

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ugly ugly ugly ugly. 
 

Those were the words that kept racing through; they’d think of them whenever the stars came out. They were the words that they’d hear when crying themselves to sleep, and the words that would return when looking at the bathroom mirror each morning. 
 

Words, mere words, is what took them away; words that were, in the majority, a cruel, brainwashed self-harm. It was a bandwagon - a peer pressure of the “let’s call them ugly train”, as though they thought “Well if everyone says that I’m ugly, that must mean I am ugly”. 
 

With the power to transform someone’s thoughts - to convince them that they are something, why is it that we never tell each other that we are beautiful, or that we are strong? You never hear people just call out “you’re beautiful” or “I love you”; it’s always “you’re ugly” or “I hate you”
 

Just imagine, if the insults would just disappear, and think of what good could be accomplished if the word ugly, were to be replaced with beautiful. 
 

Of all the terrible things words have managed to result in; imagine all of spectacular things that could be accomplished.

 


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