I Am...Aren't I?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: December 05, 2016

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I am beautiful.

I am perfect.

I am strong.

I am secure.

I have everything I could ever need.

Everything's just handed to me.

Right?

Wrong.

You see, I'm not what you think I am.

You don't know me.

And I mean KNOW me.

Am I still beautiful after I took off my hijab because society forced me to? Or after I threw up my lunch because I couldn’t risk adding any pounds to my perfect hourglass shape?

Am I perfect even after I spent months in a mental rehab center so that I couldn't hurt myself or anyone else?

Am I strong after I hid in the corner as the people I thought I could trust beat me, just to hear me scream?

Am I secure even after I scarred my own skin with cuts and burns, and even tried to end my own life because I couldn't stand what I had become?

Look at me again.

Am I still all the things you thought I was before?

Look at me.

I am beautiful.

I am perfect.

I am strong.

I am secure...

...Aren't I?

 


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