Ugly

A Poem By Heather Jones // 11/9/2018

My smile isn't
As perfect
As I'd like for it to be,
And my
Personality isn't
What I'd like for
People to see,
And yet
Something that
I've found
Is that
In my ugliness
There's a sort of beauty -
A happiness.
The incapability that
Clings to me
Is a
Constant reminder of
The realization
That
I'm not
Supposed
To Be
A goddess.
Every day I
Will get up and
Try
And yet I will always
Fail.
Fall.
Hit the
Ground
With a cloud
Of dust,
Rising up
Around my fallen
Form,
Bloodying my
Teeth
And scraping up my
Knees.
It is ugly -
But do I stay down?
"No," says a voice -
"You must get up."
And up I go,
Leaning on eternal
Arms and strength and
Comfort.
Let us take a
Moment
Just to laugh, because
In the midst of
The gap-toothed smile
And hairy toes
That is my
Capability, it
Is possible to find
That the "ugly"
Isn't nearly so bad
As it seems.
Mistakes are
Inevitable,
Because I'm not
God.
I'm not
Supposed to be.
So laugh it off,
And get back up,
And try at it
Again.
So what if I'm not
Flawless?
So what if I'm not
Perfect?
So what if I
Mess up?
Darn, that stinks,
But
That's no reason
To wallow in
Self-pity,
Moping about the fact
That I'm not
A goddess.
I can apologize -
Smile, and hug, and cry,
And laugh at my
Snotty nose.
So... ugly!
I shouldn't give up just
Because I'm not
A goddess.
Life's too short,
Too sweet,
Too beautiful,
Too hard,
Too close,
Too full,
To take myself
So seriously.

Comments

Mind=blown

This is SO good!!! I love how you express yourself through poetry.
I shouldn't give up just
Because I'm not
A goddess.
Life's too short,
Too sweet,
Too beautiful,
Too hard,
Too close,
Too full,
To take myself
So seriously.

SO GOOD. I feel like it’s often the EASIEST thing to overthink ourselves and take our flaws so seriously. But honestly our flaws are metaphors. The physical flaws mirror the spiritual ones, just like the overall beauty of our image-bearing faces point to our souls that have been glorified by the holiness of Christ. Well done, and please please PLEASE tell me you have more poetry where this came from!! :)

Damaris Ann | Fri, 11/09/2018

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Thank you so much!!

I'm so glad you liked it!!! :D That just absolutely makes my day. I'll probably be thinking about it years from now. xDDD I do indeed have some more poetry, yes. <3 I'm trying to work on poetry more these days, so you'll probably be seeing more from me. :D
And yes, our flaws are JUST like metaphors to our spiritual flaws!! Exactly. And it's often not as big of a deal as we think it is (especially me - oh my word, I am such a dramatic person xDD). Thank you for your kind comment! <3

Heather Jones | Fri, 11/09/2018

psalm 84:10 esv / *thumbs-up*

<3 <3 <3

Haha well I’m excited because I feel like we’re going to be “bosom friends” from now on because I relate to you in a personal level. :D Yay for likeminded friends!!! And I can’t wait to read more of your poetry. :)

Damaris Ann | Fri, 11/09/2018

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

WHOOP

Haha yes!! That's awesome! I know it, 'cause when I read your "On My Own" poem I was like, :OOOO brO SO RelataBLEEE
<3 That's great. xDD Looking forward to reading more of your stuff too!

Heather Jones | Fri, 11/09/2018

psalm 84:10 esv / *thumbs-up*

Crazy good. Wow. I relate

Crazy good. Wow. I relate to what you write so well. :D I echo everything Damaris said. Just wow!

Libby | Mon, 11/12/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

<3

Thank you Libby!! That just makes me so happy. :D

Heather Jones | Mon, 11/12/2018

psalm 84:10 esv / *thumbs-up*

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