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I just want to be pretty.
Like him, like her...
I want the face that
Everybody loves.
I want the body that
Everybody craves.
Why is she so skinny?
Why is she so curvy?
Why is he so handsome?
Why is he so perfect?
I just want to be sexy.
Like him, like her...
I want to fit in my
Old jeans and dresses
That I wore in high school.
I want to walk by to
Have people whisper,
"That girl is gorgeous."
I just want to be thin.
Like him, like her...
Why are they so lucky?
Why do they get the glory?
Why do they get that body
And that face without
Even working for it?
You know the feeling
Of being called ugly,
Unless you're one of them.
I know the feeling
Of being called ugly,
Cause I'm not one of them.
I put on makeup to
Make myself look different.
I'm ashamed at my
Natural face.
My parents were pretty,
So why not me?
I just want to be pretty.
Like him, like her....
i really feel this way
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XxHipst3rG1rlxX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Reitanna,your beautiful just the way you are you have pretty clothes, beautiful hair, and a great personality. Just because other people are popular and pretty doesn't mean you are not. :)
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flamingflowerSPD8 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how it feels, I'm 19 and pretty much a twig. Short and awkward and not one of the sexy girls at all. But as long as you're a good person, people will see beyond your looks. Just stop caring. 
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are just writing out what I feel ._.
But I seriously believe that you aren't ugly. I guess some people just have this kind of confidence issues though they don't need to (cause there's nothing wrong with them or how they look). Well it's easier to just say this than to really feel and believe it ..
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Don't feel bad about the way you look. It's the inside that matters, not the outside. :hug:
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mangonova93 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I really don't use make up so much anymore because I don't think I'm pretty even with it.

I also stopped going anywhere. I haven't felt alive in a long time. I'm too scared to go anywhere.

All because of the pretty people who constantly told me I was ugly.

I don't want to be a pretty if perfection outside makes you that ugly inside.

Thank you pretty people for ruining my life.
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mangonova93 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
plus after seeing your pictures you're not even fat or ugly.
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GeneralSnuggles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

There's always something more.

I know it isn't the same, but I feel this as a gamer. I watch some gaming videos and go into online matches (usually TF2), and I see people just wipe the floor with everyone else (myself occasionally included), and I think "Why can't I be like that guy? What am I doing wrong?" And I know this is a bad thought process to have, since if you always try to live up to lofty goals you'll always be disappointed. It's better to take it slow. If you worry how other people will view you without makeup...all I can say is don't. I know that sounds like really bad advice, but no matter what you do, there'll always be that one smartass who says "Hey! Ugly asshole!". They won't stop, and it's best to just ignore them. Pretend they're not even there; put them on mute.

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Versability Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
This is my first very favorite poem. I find a big meaning on it.
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looking-glass-pear Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Well, I know it's different for everybody, but...If I think about other people and how I like their flaws, it helps me to see how my own flaws aren't earth-shattering.

 I might see a man or a woman with belly chub or excessively hairy arms or something that isn't perfect, and I still think that they are GORGEOUS. And when I like somebody, and they have acne or they're short, I find myself loving that about them (even the acne!) Not to mention personality traits, somebody might be bossy or short-tempered or shy (by my standards even!) and I still find them wonderful.

I don't know, it's one thing to see beauty in others and another to see beauty in yourself. But I think it really helps! P.S. I think you look super, Rei, if it counts for anything! :)
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DiDi-dias Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are an awesome person and I wish there were more people like you! c':
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27GreenStrawberries Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
This poem is really well-written
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kkjeanne Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliantly written. I have those thoughts every single day.
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92snowbunny92 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there says somewhere that people calling other people ugly are insecure as well and need some sort of outlet maybe in order to distract everyone else from seeing that the person's got flaws. girl code/guy code says: don't bring attention to it. if that happens, you own it like a boss!
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh please, there´s millions of people who would be just like you, living in the USA, being young and all. :P I think you´re starving in a restaurant :P
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NatureReigns Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you're very pretty Rei. I saw a study yesterday where FBI sketch artists had woman describe themselves so the artists could sketch them, and then they drew them accurately. The differences were astonishing. see, we'll probably never see ourselves without distorting the image. I think I'm a scrawny little girl who can pass for twelve. But my sisters all insist I'm a goddamned barbie doll. And I'm learning to try to see the me they see. You should try to see the Rei we all see, who is very pretty.
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saberkit667 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   General Artist
I've seen you from you're other stuff, you're hot.
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Asapientmachine Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Everyone has feelings of insecurity about their looks and appearance, even the most confident, self assured of people. Being in a society that places an emphasis on vanity doesn't help much either. Believe me, I know what it's like to be called 'ugly' and consequently can relate to wanting to be more like those who didn't have to struggle to be accepted. So, yes I can emphasize; however, no one can change how you feel about or perceive yourself with the exception of you.  We can only give suggestions and reassurances, it's your choice whether or not you wish to use them. 
  
  The key to self confidence in the way you think, feel and perceive yourself starts with you and your attitude towards yourself.     
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Ekolit Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Develop your inner beauty.
Hardship grows your character. Not your looks.
Also it helps to ignore superficial, pointless assholes.
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mangamasterLeo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally understand you. No one appreciates me for me, they always want me to be something else. Skinnier, better looking, faster, stronger, smarter, they can never be happy with who I am right now. I totally understand you.
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calico62 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
you're beautiful the way you are
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GunSlamming Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
*Insert cheesiness here plzkthnkz* There are no ugly people in this world, everyone is beautiful, it just depends who looks at them. No matter how disfigured you are, no matter how plain you are, no matter how much you dislike what you see, it is YOU. Even if someone 'looks' like you apparently, the appearance that looks back at you in the mirror is YOU, and there is nothing more beatiful than being you. *cheesiness ends here*
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telgega Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

being handsome/goodlooking isn't all it is cracked up to be...

 

besides people need to love themselves as they are

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Pokeninjagirl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You and me both...
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InvaderAna1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding? you're gorgeous!
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yantzeeBTC Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
uh? i've seen your gifs! are you joking?
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isoare Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I know this sounds cheesy, but seriously, everyone's pretty/handsome in their own way. Even if you don't think you are, you just don't realize it yet :) be confident, beauty is so subjective and differs for everyone.
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1IntheShadows1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
This could actually be a really epic song.
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ResidentEvilHetalia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Whatever I do, Ill never be like them, but you are naturally gorgeous, Rei ^^
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Kbsgirlz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what helps?

1. Look up "ugliest people" or "ugly faces" 
2. Look at pictures
3. Laugh at the pictures
4. Feel happy again!!!

This works for me. Hope I helped you!  :squee: 
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nynylynn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe not laugh at the pictures, but feel more thankful! I know that just helped me, still, I feel bad for those considered "ugly", even though half of the pictures were Photoshopped!
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IchbindesPreuBen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAMN U LITTLE VOICE IN THE CORNER OF MY MIND, IM BEAUTIFUL!!!!D:< ....it's one of those times again when you're alone and exposed to these nasty thoughts.____.
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hatsunemikufan108 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DO NOT SAYTHIS,  i should be saying this.
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Moonheart1313 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I know what this feels like. Most of the time I just be myself and don't care, but then I have these times when this is all I hear...
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Mituna-ruler-of-bees Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

noooooo donnttttttt

i should be having most of theese worries not u!!!!!

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hazzybat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
but you are pretty. and i know that just having people tell you that won't make you believe it instantly so you could think of it a different way. if you think your fat you see it as you being just cuddly (seriously i'd rather hug a fatty than a twig) if you think your ugly see it as you looking different.
i can give you no advise on beauty because i don't care about my appearance  i can't. because if i did i would spend hours on my hair and never leave the house.
but i can say this: looks aren't everything, you have a bunch of other talents on top of your beauty. because you are beautiful. you just need to keep telling yourself that.
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh, i don't leave the house if i can help it, but then again, i have agoraphobia. but in the shower i seriously wage war on my face, and continue to do so when out. i obsess over beauty unfortunately
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Honeybearpaw Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...My life everyday...
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KokoKakes Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you shouldn't feel like that! you are pretty, and you shouldn't let anyone tell you different!
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Artist
Don't I know the feel. I never even gave a crap about make-up before, now the media has gotten to my last shred of self esteem and here I am. With mascara. And eyeshadow. And eyeliner. Not being able to leave the house without. =/
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