Today I walked by the park
Wondering what I’ll do after class
Then a group of boys passed by,
To my surprise they called out my name.
Wait! Was that who I really was?
That’s what they called me by.
I turned around and faced right at their side.
Still wondering why they called me that.
My thoughts quickly burst as I heard them laugh and then they said, “She really is ugly guys.”
As they were passing by
I stood sheepishly, foolishly,
My name repeating like a melody in my head.
Quickly my thoughts caught me back and fast I ran
Couldn’t wait to get home, where I was never called that!
In my mirror I stood still staring that ugly face, staring back
There it smiled with tears shinning bright
Hey! I greeted ugly back
She smiled at me and just something in her eyes caught me
Her eyes defined her, defined her name
In her eyes words were:
That’s what UGLY meant.
Well! Joy poured in her heart
Peace formed in her mind
Confidence found by her side.
That’s who she was and damn! was she proud of that.