Hello, My Name is Ugly. No, you don’t have to call me Beautiful.

HELLO MY NAME IS UGLY

Do not be fooled when they tell you
You’re ‘something but and beautiful’-
You’re fat, strong and beautiful
You’re skinny, enduring and beautiful
It just means you aren’t good-looking
It means they’re happy to not be switching lives.

I’ll let that sink in.

I’ve been called something
With a side of beautiful, for far too long
“For your soul” they said
But they haven’t even heard my story yet.

You know what I’d like to hear?
What they really mean.
So tell me I look ugly
Tell me I’m not the fairest nor prettiest
Nor anywhere close to being lovely
And I would thank you for not being nice
It’s not an insult to me, nor do I find it impolite.

Tell me I don’t fit into any of the
Boxes you’ve created
It’s alright
For a box with my name on it isn’t to have your signature
But mine.

So save the sugarcoated BS for another day,
Another ‘soul’
And I’ll take your compliment with a smile.
Give me some credit for being ‘strong’ –
I’ve lived with this for a while.
Ugly is aesthetic and I can deal with that
Know that I too am happy not exchanging lives.

And I maybe inspiring, I maybe wise, I maybe all that YOU claim I am
But please do not call me beautiful just yet.

I haven’t even shared with you my story yet.

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