I was born beautiful,
I was born bright.
I was told I was worth something,
I thought it to be true,
I spent my younger years thinking,
I could grow up to fit the right shoes.
It wasn't long before I realized I was different,
Just a little bit off
My looks didn't match the other girls,
Mine weren't quite as soft.
Teachers weren't as sweet to me,
My peers picked on me too
Every day it was something different,
I would never be good enough,
This, I thought to be true
I spent my life trying to be like the others,
Always wondering why I never quite looked the same
I even went as far as to change my own name
I make it the last four years, I walk across the stage
The time has come,
I can let go of all the rage
I see my new fellow colleagues,
At this new and exciting place
I wish I could be like them, I wish I could change my face
It isn't long before I'm looking in the mirror at my new college dorm,
I realize it,
I found my people,
There was never just one norm
I run back out on to campus,
Excitement flooding my bones
I found a place I belong,
A place I am beautiful,
A place I call my home.