For such a long time, I wished I would feel,
that I actually was consumed of beauty, but I wanted it to be real.
Woke up day after day,
Craving something that would put a smile on my face.
I only wished I could be myself,
So I wouldn't have to hide any part of me, or put my real feelings on the shelf.
I looked around and I tended to observe.
People chased after perfection, and it cringed my every nerve.
Perfection doesn't exist, and it never will.
Perfection isn't what we should want, but beauty is what we should feel.
Then one day I looked in the mirror and said,
"You are someone, filled with ambition and goals,
you have a beautiful heart, and it effortlessly shows.
When you smile, you might as well compare it to a star,
because you've been through a lot, but you've made it this far.
You no longer have to guess or wonder,
beauty is not on the surface, but it is far and deeply under.
Smile today and realize you're worth it,
you really are amazing and the beauty that you hold is brightly lit."
And for once in what it seemed like forever,
I finally felt what I have never.
I felt a warm heart and happiness inside,
because this time my beauty, I would never have to hide.
Not because I finally felt beautiful,
but because I had always been,
because true beauty doesn't lie on the surface,
but it glows from within.