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Pretty Ugly: There are 2 ways to read this incredible poem, both are so powerful.

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Our inner talk and how we feel about ourselves is very important. Take a moment to think about how you are treating yourself on a daily basis.

 

This brilliantly poem written by Abdullah Shoaib can be read both ways, and both messages are so incredibly powerful.

Read it below:

I’m very ugly

So don’t try to convince me that

I am a very beautiful person

Because at the end of the day

I hate myself in every single way

And I’m not going to lie to myself by saying

There is beauty inside of me that matters

So rest assured I will remind myself

That I am a worthless, terrible person

And nothing you say will make me believe

I still deserve love

Because no matter what

I am not good enough to be loved

And I am in no position to believe that

Beauty does exist within me

Because whenever I look in the mirror I always think

Am I as ugly as people say?

Now read the same words, but bottom up.

You deserve love and happiness. Let no one tell you otherwise… especially yourself.


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