Beautiful

Look in the mirror and put on your face.
Some waterproof mascara frames each eye
because you must be prepared just in case
your day turns from bad to worse and you cry.
If a tear should fall, you will have to soothe
yourself by feeling the bumps in your braid.
Despite the dips and curves, your hair is smooth.
Use this as fuel–be proud of what you’ve made.
Take a deep breath, wipe the tears from your shirt.
If not for you, do this for your lover,
hide best as you can the fear and the hurt.
Use your appearance, don’t blow your cover.
Look, dress and act as a little cutie.
Isn’t that the true meaning of beauty?

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