To Create Something Beautiful

To create something beautiful,
I painted my nails
so they would shine like the sun
But I was not beautiful.

To create something beautiful,
I wore short skirts
blushed when they looked
But I was not beautiful.

To create something beautiful,
I dyed my hair
A shade so strong I would be noticed
But I was not beautiful.

To create something beautiful,
I cut my wrists
To prove I could feel,
But I was not beautiful.

To create something beautiful,
I took too many pills,
drank alcohol until I threw up and swore at strangers
But still, I was not beautiful.

To create something beautiful,
You looked at me, smiled and held my hand
and made butterflies dance in my stomach
and let me dance in the rain, sing loudly and
oh, so, proudly, knowing,
that I was beautiful.

To Create Something Beautiful

Sarah Bates

Warwick, United Kingdom

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My first Poem, not anything special, just a quick scribble :)

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