The following poem was written by a 9th grade female student, at the school where I teach, for our recent student-written drama production.
I’d like to think that every girl is beautiful, right?
Not Hollywood glamorous
tweak this that and the other part pretty
Just simply divine
Like fine works of art
Never quite the same; no ones interchangeable
And those critic reviews that limit you to your aesthetic appeal
Just don't get it
Beauty in the sense that
Beneath those layers of oily curly light dark tight loose
awkward graceful out on a limb external strokes and colors
There's something sweet inside every girl that
nobody could ever match or challenge
We are Leonardo Davinci's Mona Lisa's
We are Edgar Degas' little dancers
We are Maya Angelous' Phenomenal Women
We are beautiful
How amazing is that? I had to share. Happy Friday!