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I was called gorgeous once,
and sexy in jest.
I get lovely sometimes,
but few of the rest.
I've never been beautiful,
never been hot.
I didn't mind it so much,
it's just something I'm not.
Most of the time
I just look okay;
not bad, not good,
in the middle I stay.
I was fine with okay;
there are other things worse.
Little did I realize
how much of a curse
okay really was.
I noticed quickly
that, every single time,
there's someone better than me.

Looks are superficial
because they don't last,
but they do come in handy,
I've learned in the past.
I've often been liked
for who I am inside,
but it always stops there,
I never get the full ride.
When it's myself or another
they never pick me,
because the other girl
is a little more pretty.
A little bit taller,
a little more cute,
a lot less round
and athletic to boot.
I may be funny,
I may have a nice smile,
but when it comes to my body
I'm a little more vile.
No matter how nice I am,
I never can hide
from the cold and hard truth
that I'm ugly outside.
Goes with its sister poem, Ugly on the Inside.

both poems (c) me
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outofmyvulcanmind22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I love this!!
DarkenedSoul333 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
i've gotten that a the point that when my girl or anyone calls me pretty i wonder why. :hug: ur not alone on that
xHALEYx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Love this poem. I love the way you were able to express every feeling and ever thought that usually goes through ones head when thinking that they are ugly, into one poem. (at least, you hit it right on the dot in my case.) You've got amazing skill, I can relate to this poem so much. <3
Kelly-keinns Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I wanna say i hate you for being so ficken awesome, but no one can hate this much awesome-ness! Also, I was thinking of writing something like this, so i went in search of finding something, and i found your poem. So now there's no use in writing my poem, when i can just fav yours! You expressed beautifully and exactly how i felt. Thank you for the outlet. I also fav. the sister poem. I like the contradictions, but dont because then which one is real? Both, I suppose...Both are great!
Alyson-S-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I can relate with this.
Reminds me of a poem I wrote...
I'm ugly outside too.
Akudama Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
helz yeah! ugly people (such as myself) are always funnier, happier, and one hell of alot funner to be around GOOD JOB!
BestUsernameEVAR Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is almost exactly the way my friend talks about herself. She'll come to school and look in her locker mirror and say "im so ugly today!! I wish I had ur hair!" i wud cut off my hair and give to her to show her that i believe that she IS beautiful :heart:
lelebee Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
i love this, sounds like how i feel
SweetOctopiewriter Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yeah- I can reeally relate to this
Pizza-Cat-Luv Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Darn straight.
DistractedLittleGirl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
This is really deep, and really easy to relate to as a teenager.
SIN-SLAVE Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008

exactly how I feel....
Spicy-ramen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean.

I'm always going to be the 'funny' one - the one with the nice personality but the not-so-good-to-look-at face.

You write poetry very well. c:
SchizoidDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Writer
me too ..the funny reduced to a female version of Chandler or smthing..I love this poem.
rockonup Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Isn't there always someone better or prettier?
I guess there always is.
No matter how pretty or ugly you are,
you should be loved for what you are inside.
I found that I'd rather be loved for who I am,
since when someone loves you for being pretty,
you'll never know how true and real that love is.
Since I realised that, I got more comfortable with myself
for I can't change what I look like.
leedzie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You completely missed the point of this piece.
rockonup Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Maybe I did.

But although you just might not believe it,
I recognise myself in the poem the way I read it.
kait-poet Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Believe me I know how you feel, I wrote a poem thats kind of about the same thing but not nearly as good as yours.
Kezra Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I almost cried. I think I'm about to. How I look doesn't matter to me. I'm clean, I take care of myself, I even make an effort to do something with my hair or face to make me look more desirable, and although I have many dear friends, I would like to be told at least once that I was beautiful by someone who actually meant it. Maybe by a guy I admire. One of my very best male friends compliments me on everything from my smile, to my humor, to the immense amount of things we have in common... but I have to sit back and watch as him, and all the others fall all over the model-esque ones. I loose a bit of respect every time I see a guy try and get a girl for nothing but her looks. And I'm right in the middle of a depressing situation right now that I don't want to get into because this is a comment on lit, not my personal journal. But instead of saying "aww hunni dont b sad ur beautiful!" I will say only that I feel you, now more than ever. I used to be content with my looks, now I avoid mirrors like the plauge.

This was so fantastically written, that it threw an enormous emotional weight on me in seconds. Kudos and claps. Fave. <3
xxxTsubasaHolic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
very deep. i like it a lot.
PokaDot-Platypus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
This is amazing, and I know the feeling all too well.
kiLLme-please Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
I shall echo the word 'wow'
SchizoidDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008   Writer
I love it, I feel the same way!
lockandswallow Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
bLaCkWaTeRgIrL Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
I know, know matter how nice, or generous someone is, they can't change the outside. it sucks to, some of the nicest people are either fat or ugly. i can relate to this poem, i'm ugly on the outside.
no-day-but-today41 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
well, i bet your pretty.
Teayii Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
wow.... very intense.... i can relate to this...
this piece of yours is truly remarkable
harlequin-lavinsky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
I learned the truth of it at 16.

Silverbondage Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
IM just like that i was rated -20 for hotness
dark-demon2156 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Student Writer
*sad sigh* so true
LiliKitten Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
I know how you feel.
You can be as smart, as funny, as cute [in personality] as you want, but in the's always the "beauties" that they pick.
kilala730 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Wow, this poem is really expressive. It makes me think of how I feel 99.9% of the time. You truly are a talented authoress. Keep it up!^_^
chyss-starkiller Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
I'm sincerely ashamed to say that I have neglected to read your poetry and prose before now, though you've been on my watch list for a good while. It's clear I've been missing out on some real talent.
InkyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
I understand the feeling. -_-
Digi7777 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
Leda, dear. Need i ask what has happened for you to write these two poems all of a sudden?
SMeadows Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Leedz...=/
NatakuXeden Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs and squeezes the leedz* swwets, you're awsome! don't let anyone tell you anything else. it doesn't matter how we look, it matters how we think. looks are nothing if you can't back them with brains, okay? love ya much, dearest! :heart:
leedzie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You completely and utterly missed the point of this piece.
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