Lily Espinosa

I Wish I Could Be Pretty - Poem by Lily Espinosa

if I had a beautiful face,
eyes that you could not break away from
or lips that you couldn't help but kiss,
I know I’d have nothing to worry about.

if i had an amazing personality,
one that shone for miles
or long silky hair
I know I’d have nothing to worry about.

if I had any star qualities
that made me stand out from the rest,
with virtues no-one else had
I know I’d have nothing to worry about.

if I was funnier, smarter, or cuter than anyone else,
I know I’d have nothing to worry about.

if there was something different about me that you simply couldn't resist,
a gentle manner,
a sweet nature,
the ability to never say a nasty thing,
I know I’d have nothing to worry about.

but I don't have these things,
there’s nothing that makes me stand out from others,
I can't make you laugh more than anyone else,
I can't be nice all the time,
I don't have a pretty face or stick thin body that you can't draw your eyes from,
so I know I have everything to worry about.

Comments about I Wish I Could Be Pretty by Lily Espinosa

  • (8/23/2005 10:45:00 PM)

    hey there, youf friendly neighbourhood critique. I have one question. Why not. You say you dotn have physical bueaty, or personality 'per say'. One you have controll over, the other you dont. You are what you choose to be, nothing more. you are not always nice, as you put it, you dont have to be, jsut most of the time. Make yourself waht you want to be. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 22, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, August 22, 2005

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