Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×

:iconakikko: More from Akikko


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
December 9, 2005
File Size
9.9 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
766
Favourites
33 (who?)
Comments
24
Downloads
8
×
Today--
Today
Just for a moment
   I
       felt
              pretty.

But--
    shhhh
             don't tell anyone

We're not supposed to be
                                     pretty.

But
Just for that moment
That
       precious
                    beautiful
                                 moment

I felt that
     dreams
              will come true
and that
      I'm not just
                      fat
                           and that
(Maybe)                                  I
                                      could
                                  be
                         loved.

Imagine!
    Me--
         in somebody's
                              arms?

Me, being told those
                             three
                                     precious
                                                  words?
How absurd!

Girls cannot feel pretty.
             It is not
                         allowed.
All we can think when we see ourselves is
                                                             ugly
                                                                    ugly
                                                                           ugly.
"Pretty"
            is not allowed in mirror-time.
Just
      ugly
We think
              ugly
We are
                   ugly
We look
                      ugly
We must feel
                                  U                 G                  L            Y!


It is what we are.
   Never
            pretty.
      That word is not allowed.
   Never
            pretty,
                            just ugly.

Even so,
              I
                  felt
                        PRETTY.

But
         everything ends.
I had to stop my rebellious feeling
                                            of
                                    being
                             pretty.

I had to go back.
Back to
             ugly.
No more
             dreams
No more
             hope
No more
             love.

Taking a deep breath,
           I closed my eyes.

Back to
           ugly
                  again.

Even so--
             I cannot forget that moment.

That
          wonderful
                          hopeful
                                         beautiful
                          compelling
              thrilling

moment
              of being
                        pretty.
Just a poem about how girls aren't supposed to feel pretty, but sometimes we do. Even if we do, we can't tell anyone because we would seem selfish and stuck up.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsillytoad:
Sillytoad Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Writer
Lovely poem.
Reply
:iconfangirl-45:
Fangirl-45 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student General Artist
I know what you mean. Sometimes,(Confession time! Quick, grab the popcorn!)I feel pretty too. It ends really quick, you know, and then I wonder how I ever thought to myself such an absurd, ridiculous, outrageous thought. But still... For a moment, just a moment, it's so wonderful.
Reply
:iconmassacrepanic:
MassacrePanic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   Photographer
This is a verry good poem!
Reply
:iconakikko:
Akikko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Thank you!
Reply
:iconmassacrepanic:
MassacrePanic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
welcome
Reply
:iconicandealwithfate:
icandealwithfate Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
its sooo true!
We girls need to stop thinking we're ugly, and start thinking we're pretty. I think I've thought that once or twice in the past year, and its true we can't say anything about it.
Reply
:iconakikko:
Akikko Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I know! It really is horrible. Girls should be allowed to think they're pretty without being put down. Everyone is beautiful.
Reply
:iconicandealwithfate:
icandealwithfate Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
it's a "We're all beautiful!" revolution :)
Reply
:iconshadowed-eclipse:
shadowed-eclipse Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
wow that is so true! i remember once saying that i feel pretty today- i've said that before alot of times even when i felt ugly, and alot of people gave me this look like 'what? how dare you say that?' i feel exactly like this poem... except i know its okay to feel pretty, even if your face isn't like the one on the magazine :heart:
Reply
:iconakikko:
Akikko Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Yeah, it's an important message to get. We need to take pride in ourselves sometimes.

Like my mom says, "If you don't compliment yourself, no one else will."

Thanks for the favorite. ^^
Reply
Add a Comment: