This is a really quick and simple poem, but I feel bad that I’ve been shirking my NaPoWriMo responsibilities (I’ve already forgotten to write a poem a couple of times), so I thought I’d post it anyway.
God Damn It!
Say it next time you look in a mirror. Say:
I am beautiful.
I am courageous and honest,
kind, sweet, gentle
and strong, resilient—a warrior
whose golden glow is not because of the sun but
because of my own warmth, love, joy and beauty that I give to the people around me.
I may have my flaws, because,
you and I both know that the mirror never lies,
but these flaws only add to my character.
They only add to the amazing person that I have become—
through the years,
through the tears and the tough times that I’ve gone through.
It has led me to this moment
standing alone in front of a mirror
when I realize how wonderful
I truly am.