The Ugly Child

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Today, people, I am dredging up a poem I once read… by someone else.

Don’t be so shocked! Shhhh. My head is spinning far too much for me to produce anything worthy of your amazing eyes, dear readers. So I decided that this beautiful poem could take centre stage today.

It’s very sad, but I feel it sums up how just a few harsh words can ruin your perception of yourself forever.

Enjoy! ^ ^

The Ugly Child

I heard them say I’m ugly,

I hoped it wasn’t true.

I looked into the mirror

To get a better view,

And certainly my face seemed

Uninteresting and sad.

I wish that either it was good

Or else just very bad.


My eyes are green, my hair is straight,

My ears stick out, my nose

Has freckles on it all the year,

I’m skinny as a hose.

If only I could look as I

Imagine I might be.

Oh, all the crowds would turn and bow.

They don’t – because I’m me.

~ Elizabeth Jennings

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