“What She Is” by Kyla Giffin

She spent her life calling herself
Ugly
Stupid
Annoying
Not because she thought herself to be
Beautiful
Brilliant
Or delightful
But because
Even if no one could prove her wrong
The more she said it
The more she was forced to live with it
To look past everything she didn’t have
But it was hard
Because she knew in her heart
That another girl was her better in every way
And still
She was only herself
And since nothing could be done
She made a vow that she would be
The best of herself the world had ever
Seen

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