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To The Beautiful Ones And To My Insecurity ~ A 100-word essay

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You made me this way. I let you. Your sneers. Your leers. Your jeers. I allowed those in. You thought I wasn't good enough...I thought I wasn't good enough. You thought you were beautiful...I thought I was ugly. You were better. Perfect skin. Smaller waist. Bluer eyes. More dollar bills. You had it all. I thought I had nothing. You kept me down. I let you. No more. You no longer exist. Pack your bags. Catch that plane. You are no longer welcome around here. I've spent too much time trying to please you. Goodbye. Sayonara. Au Revoir. Get lost!


Why did I let you do it?

Chomping at my identity

Chewing, gnawing, making a meal

Without you, I wonder who I would be?

Why did I let you do it?

"No one likes you" you'd say

I wouldn't go to parties, have any fun

You rented space, I let you stay.

Why did I let you do it?

You said I wasn't pretty like the rest

Made me hide my face and body

Taking joy in my unhappiness.

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Why did I let you do it?

I don't know but get out of my way

No longer will you doubt me

You're leaving town today!

By bus, by plane - it doesn't matter

The "No Vacancy" light is on

Pack your bags and hit the streets

My dependence on you is gone!

©LMY 3.25.2012


Tab on March 27, 2016:


Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 28, 2012:

kj force, I do find that as I'm getting older, I don't have the patience for such petty people.

I don't care what Sally Sue wore to church and I could care less if you think she's gaining weight! Those kinds of people are a dime a dozen and hopefully they see the light as they get older and realize what's really important in life!

Thanks for your kind words! I love when you visit!

kjforce from Florida on March 28, 2012:

Great Hub and thought provoking words..there is an old adage that goes " sticks and stones will break my bones,but names wil never hurt me"..the only way the words hurt is if you give permission for them to do so !

Love yourself and run don't walk from anyone who would do this to another human being, regardless of their status or relationship.How true your words !!!!

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 27, 2012:

Capedium, thank you! That's a nice thing to say!

Ov Overo from Oklahoma on March 27, 2012:

Hey fussion.. I always find time to read your poems.. They speak to me in a strange way!.. I really like the drive and message it conveys and the concert

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 27, 2012:

Gypsy, thanks! I'm trying!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 27, 2012:

Voted up! The way to go show the door to insecurity and stop doubting your own charm and talents and move on and don't delay. Powerfully put!

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 26, 2012:

Jackie, thank you! I'd like to think someone will learn from this!

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 26, 2012:

xstatic, it has taken a long time to get to this point, but I think I'm making progress! Thanks for the comment!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on March 26, 2012:

Better late than never, well said and a great message to pass on.

Jim Higgins from Eugene, Oregon on March 26, 2012:

An outstanding goodbye to self-doubts that stunt our growth. Well done and inspirational!

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 26, 2012:

Bill, thanks! I always appreciate your kind comments!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 26, 2012:

I love the flow of this, the repetition of key phrases, the message builds from beginning to end...excellent work my dear.

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 26, 2012:

Michael, thanks! I still have more trash to get rid of, but it'll all go soon!

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 26, 2012:

Barnsey, haha! Thanks!

Lisa (author) from Tennessee on March 26, 2012:

ytsenoh, thank you!

cleaner3 from Pueblo, Colorado on March 25, 2012:

Lisa, Yesssss, let it go, get it out, throw out the trash, you deserve better, and you have set yourself free. I'm proud of you.

P.S. Great poem

Love it


Barnsey from Happy Hunting Grounds on March 25, 2012:

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the proper vernacular for this comment would be, "You Go Girl!"

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on March 25, 2012:

Should have named this one, "Amen." Your language here is certainly effective. Thanks.

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