April 3, 2012

I Am Beautiful

From Incarcerated Poetry: Intriguing Words Of Conviction! by David Pannell (author's profile)

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'I Am Beautiful' 3-23-12
I Am Beautiful...
...beyond the hue of my skin--
the length of my hair,
the color of my eyes,
the shape of my nose,
the beauty of my smile,
the fullness of my lips
the brightness of my teeth.
I am beautiful because I am me!
I am strong, independent, gifted, educated, intelligent, better-
mined, ambitious and supportive of family and man.
I am beautiful because I am a creation of God.
I am the origin of beauty.
I am the beginning and ending of life.
I am beautiful because I said I am!
I am more than the size of my breast-
the contour of my hips
the definition of my buttocks,
the sexiness of my legs,
the weight that I may carry.
I am beautiful from within the depth of my being.
I am beautiful beyond the thought of your shallow standards-
the belief of your thoughts,
or whatever you may like or desire.
I am beautiful beyond words of expression.
I don't need your approval-
and I don't care what you think,
or how you may feel or believe.
I won't dye my hair-
wear someone's else,
color my eyes,
paint my face,
or expose my body
I am beautiful inside and out!
Clothes doesn't define me or design me.
I am beautiful with a capital 'B!"
BEAUTIFUL!!!
I am beautiful just the way I am and I love me!
I Am Beautiful!
Beautiful!
Beautiful!
Beautiful!
Oh, so Beautiful!
I Am Beautiful!
Yes, I!
I am Beautiful!!!

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taylorluker1 Posted 7 years, 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
And you're beautiful because your writing is GORGEOUS, both the words and the letters (physical writing!

BFly Posted 6 years, 11 months ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 11 months ago   Favorite
King Dawud
The King Of All Kings
Brooklyn's Finest Poet

My heart smiled seeing your work on the Internet.

Sincerely,
BF

bluelotus Posted 6 years, 7 months ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 7 months ago   Favorite
Wow, that poem is beautiful! And powerful! I actually love reading handwritten poems because you can get the energy of the poet so much better than in a typed poem! I am feeling your poetry, so please keep posting...your art is inspiring :)

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