by Antonio Gil April. 02, 2015 3412 views

A Different Look
Jada Wong

As I look in the mirror, all I see is someone trying to be what the world wants me to be.

I can not reveal my true self or reveal my true feelings without the fear of being reprimanded.

Sometimes when I go out I sense that others do not feel comfortable around me.

I do not know if it is because I look different or if it is because I sound different.

At times I feel ostracized and kept away from many of the intimate joys that people share with each other.

Intimacy is not easy for me. I fear that I will be emotionally crucified.

I get tired of all the games people play.

“Yes” means ‘no’ and ‘no’ means “NO” and “maybe” means nothing.

Many times I feel like crying or screaming out for solitude even when I am in a crowd.

The world will never accept me.

Sometimes I judge myself harshly because I do not feel I measure up to the world's beauty standards.

Sometimes I wish I looked different so people can find me attractive.

The beauty standards tell me that I look odd.

But in all of my heart's desire I know I am beautiful.


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Nikki Gonzales 6 years ago

Love it!

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Teo Montana 6 years ago

Love this post!

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G B 6 years ago

I agree, inside and out you are beautiful! and I love this wonderful poem too!

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Eiram Marie 6 years ago

You are beautiful!

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Dany 6 years ago

Un beau cliché, accompagné d'un texte des plus intéressant !

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Gillian Parsons 6 years ago

Fabulous text today for me the words and capture fit together so well.

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Evalizette Hansson 6 years ago

Love those words! Hits my heart ...and of course I want to go on a walk with you :)

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Marilyn Grimble 6 years ago

Very special words today for me, this morning I met a man who was once a woman.

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Delightfulpink 6 years ago

great work! :)

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Olga Helys 6 years ago


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Larry Sample 6 years ago

And yes, you are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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Larry Sample 6 years ago

Superb my friend!

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Paolo Martini 6 years ago

... so cool

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Louise Hayes 6 years ago

I love the abstract of this and of course Ozzy!

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Stefan Fletcher 6 years ago

Well done, António. I do like this - even the digital frame! Interesting choice of text.

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Tomie Poodle 6 years ago

Belle photo et une composition intelligente! j'aime beaucoup.

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