Look into every mirror, and glass door and car window
Longing more each time to meet a different reflection
Fail to recognize that you are fearfully and wonderfully made, focusing instead on all your factory flaws
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Make sure to drag your feet and hunch your shoulders,
Keep your inadequacy close to your heart in the hollow created by your rounded back
Construct a metal fence around your heart, a maximum-security fortress
With broken shards of glass and needles at the top, and a 1000 raging pit bulls below
So that anyone who thinks himself brave enough will flee in terror at the hell contained behind those walls.
Let every sharp sideways glance and every acidic comment
Overheard in dingy hallways sear your skin and pierce through tissue and bone
Allow it to settle at the bottom of your soul
Believe that your absolute best will never be good enough
And that there is no point fighting the uphill battle we call
“making an effort” or “using your talent”
Always remember, you are worthless
Worth less than the very dirt you trudge through,
Fore even that sprouts life when the season is right.
Above all, just carry on being you.
The downtrodden wallflower that you are and always shall be.
Isn’t that terrible enough?