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I Am ENOUGH

I had meant to include this with my earlier post.

 

pix11I Am ENOUGH

By Jessica Scott

 

 

I may not be tall or thin.

I may not be beautiful in that supermodel way.

I may not have mountains for breasts,

And my legs may not work,

In fact, I may not have legs or arms at all.

 

 

My face might be disfigured,

And I might have to wear glasses.

My teeth could be crooked,

And my hair might be missing.

My nose might be too

Large, wide, pointy, bumpy, short…

I might not speak correctly.

 

 

I may be

Big-boned,

Big-headed,

Big-footed,

Just plain big.

I may be too round,

Too soft,

Too sharp,

Too weak,

Too strong,

Too black,

Too white,

Too colorful,

Too dumb,

Too smart,

Too feminine,

Too masculine,

Too much of something that goes against your standards of beauty.

But do not underestimate me.

What you view as flaws

Are my greatest strengths,

And who are you to judge me?

You have no idea who I am…

 

 

I am

Eccentric, edgy, easy-going,

Natural, noble, nonpareil,

Optimistic, open-minded, original,

Unadulterated, unequalled, undaunted,

Gifted, gentle, gallant,

Heterosexual, homosexual, happy.

 

I am so much more than you will ever see

If you only look at my appearance.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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