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this was really hard for me to write.

my friend can't mold herself to the right shape

November 8, 2020


my friend looks in the mirror each day
and longs for a sculpted body
and hair that boys can weave 
their hair through
when lips are aligned
in perfection. 

she only sees a spotted
and glasses that make her eyes look
freckles that are alligned
in the patterns of 
unknowns and anger.

that isn't what i see
i look beyond
the nailbitten fingers
and unkempt eyebrows
and see a soul
that's full of joy
but it cannot be
expressed in full.

write a poem as though you were your own best friend - poetri's prompt. 


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  • anemoia (#words)

    oh wow

    6 months ago
  • Anlee

    wow i have no words-
    i could marvel at your diction all day. such a powerful, beautiful poem <33

    6 months ago
  • poetri

    I LOVE THIS ONE! Especially the sharp line length contrasts in stanza two, almost felt like you were choking out the words and really added a gorgeous effect. Lovely work :)

    6 months ago
  • Stone of Jade

    oh wow this is so powerful and so meaningful! Reading the footnotes and realizing this was about yourself (if i am understanding it right) made this so much more beautiful and meaningful. ALso I love the idea behind this prompt so i might try it out sometime.

    6 months ago
  • mirkat

    very relatable i feel you you are beautiful. <3

    6 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    wow... this is so simple and yet so powerful. you are beautiful <333

    6 months ago
  • ~madeline~

    Wow! This was really touching and so relatable!! Please know you are beautiful inside and out<3

    6 months ago