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Uh, for the most part when I write it is never planned, it is almost always just a sporadic inspiration that comes to life in my head, and somehow I am fortunate enough to get it all on paper. Today though, I sat down and I was thinking about all of the times that I have said ugly things to myself, about how I look, and then I thought about how many other people do the exact same thing. So I said that I would give freedom to myself and to any others out there who have once said something ugly to themselves or has been on the recieving end of an ugly insult. So here it is, I hope any reader enjoys!


I take off my jeans and get a look at my skin…

I kiss my shoulder blades, caress my thighs, and sink my nails into the flesh at my sides…

Beautiful handles, and marks that I call battle wounds

Vanity relinquished by my own flaws, because beauty is something greater that invites me…

Blemishes cover my body like water paints the earth

 I dive In and out of new shades from the bottom of my feet to the top of my head

 I am new and old all over…

On my left thigh, right under my hip, sits a tiny black mole, surrounded by other scars

But aren’t I still gorgeous?

Pretty almond shaped eyes, with dark circles underneath, without makeup I am exposed and free

And self worthy endless and effortlessly

I am ultimate…

My eyebrows make Mt. Everest tremble at my peak…

Size eight and ½ feet walking on imagined silk, all painted pretty in pink.

I reveal uneven teeth when I smile big and wide, and a gap in the middle

I laugh at what used to be abs and realize that late night pizza makes me expand a little..

I am still flawless

Every imperfection is uniquely my own and I would not have it any other way….

When I go home, I peel off my face...

One layer at a time

Take off hair that was never mine

Sign freedom papers to clothes that have enslaved me, unclasp my bra to give my girls liberty…

I am simply a woman…

Inside her flaws, and loving them all

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Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

blvdobd2009’s Poems (103)

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Houston 1
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2012 0
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chances of a broken heart revision 3 1
A poem for me by Robey Bingham 1
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Chances of a Broken Heart (Original) 0
untitled 0
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they 1
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Barn Burning 0
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Window Seat 0
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