Riley Choma

Veteran Poet - 1,415 Points (12/05/1997)

Beauty - Poem by Riley Choma

We are told what a woman should be, and in an instant it becomes a childhood dream.

I was told about beauty before I learned my body had a brain, and I became obsessed with becoming the teenage girls on TV.

In the 2nd grade I remember going to school and being put down because you couldn't see my bones, and my face was too round.

Every year they told me I was ugly so in grade 5 I wore makeup and fancy clothing hoping they couldn't see through me.

They called me a slut so in grade 6 I dressed in guys clothing.

They called me a fat lesbian bitch while I was in the change room at school and even threatened to kill me as I was walking home.

In grade 7 I become obsessed with death and wrote my very own suicide note.

My parents found the note so in grade 8 I left my school.

Today I hate my body and everyday is a struggle.

I look in the mirror and see not a girl but whale...

I look at my thighs, belly, and arms, and I suffocate in inadequacy.

I feel like no one could ever love me, and every time he tells me I'm beautiful I don't believe him, and that fucking kills me!

Topic(s) of this poem: beauty


Comments about Beauty by Riley Choma

  • Drtony Brahmin (10/2/2015 7:18:00 AM)

    In grade 7 I become obsessed with death and wrote my very own suicide note.
    Today I hate my body and everyday is a struggle.
    conquering the thought pattern that tells you that you are not lovable can beome a psychological problem
    Every human being is lovable. we have to believe it ourselves. learning to love is an art.
    you wrote a good poem about the struggles of a girl. thank you very much
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  • Anita Sharma (9/21/2015 11:17:00 AM)

    brilliant write..liked much (Report)Reply

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  • (7/14/2015 4:13:00 AM)

    A great thought on the subject of beauty...10/10 (Report)Reply

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  • (5/29/2015 2:45:00 AM)

    Wow, that sad... Everybody is biut'ful but not everybody sees the beauty in everybody and at least everybody has somebody who sees him/her biut'ful but even if nobody sees how biut'ful you are, that should not be a worry cos maybe you are so unique that nobody sees it. In reality you don't need anyone to tell you, you're beautiful. You should just know (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (2/8/2015 5:57:00 PM)

    BEAUTY LIES IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER. The saying is very true, indeed from my own experience, I can authoritatively declare that different men admire different kinds of women. There are three different body types - MESOMORPHS (muscular) people, ECTOMORPHS (thin) people, and ENDOMORPHS (fat) people, each set of these body types has its admirers. Believe him, you're indeed beautiful. A lovely poem well articulated and nicely penned. Thanks for sharing and do keep it up. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 7, 2015



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