Pretty as You Feel (24 Features, 32 Faves)

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

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She felt ugly
She hoped the day would come. . .
It hadn’t yet.
~ ~ ~ ~
She caught herself this morning,
Cursing at herself.
She said you’re ugly, you’re so fat,
She said I hate myself.

She looked into the mirror,
She didn’t like what she saw there.
She looked away disgustedly.
Why does she even care?

Yesterday she was happy.
She thought, today I am ok.
What could be different, changed,
From the way she feels today?

What is it in her being that
Makes her feel this way?
One day she feels so pretty,
Then so ugly the next day?

And then she feels so petty,
What difference does it make?
Larger issues loom daily
Get over it for heavens’ sake!

So then there is the guilt,
The stupid vanity of it all.
No one cares, why should you?
Just curl up into a ball.

Will she ever just be happy?
Will she ever be ok?
Will she ever just like herself?
She hopes, maybe, will it happen today?

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Pretty as You Feel – Jefferson Airplane

This is dedicated to any one of us that has ever felt this way

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Self Portrait (both sides): No one says these things to me, I say them to myself, at times. I blame no one, I blame myself. I am mending, I am growing, I am changing day to day. I am, and will be. . . ok. . . . today :o)

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Images are photos I took of myself. Post processed in Photoshop with image painting and overlay textures. I processed one with the Dragan Effect for a dark, sad tone. I added heavy texturing. Finished with subtle Orton Effect.
Overlay texture is from
Kublvet who has wonderful scrapbooking packages she has created and shares freely – Thank you!!

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