I was a Zebra among horses.
I felt ugly because my hair curled to my shoulders instead falling down my back
I had the permanent tan that they so dreamed of, but it still wasn’t enough
I settled for being just friends with guys, telling myself I didn’t want them anyways.
I said I didn’t care
My hair was nappy and untamed
My thighs were too big, and rubbed when I walked.
I never felt beautiful
I was different
A zebra among thoroughbreds.
But one day I got the courage to look at myself in the mirror and say I am beautiful
I’m beautiful because of my nappy, untamed hair and thighs that are too big
I’m beautiful because I was that little girl that thought she wasn’t good enough, but now knows better.
I’m beautiful because sometimes I wake up and feel ugly, but smile and keep my head up anyways.
I shine from the inside and I’m beautiful through and through
Even if I’m a zebra among thoroughbreds.