Poetry

Flawed Sight

“But let me tell you this: you’re lovely,
no matter what your eyes see.”

Over the years, you’ve accumulated enough ammunition to use against yourself. All those comments about how you could be pretty if only you did this or that. How you could be happy if you just smile more. How your every flaw, blemish, and scar takes away from your looks. How you can’t measure up, no matter how hard you try. They don’t define your worth. They never have. But somewhere along the way, you started to notice how those comments changed the way you saw yourself. You started to believe in them so much that even your reflection mirrored their words. And that’s the greatest tragedy of all. Losing your sense of self. But let me tell you this: you’re lovely, no matter what your eyes see.

© Sarah Doughty
2018

You are beautiful
just the way you are.

13 thoughts on “Flawed Sight”

      1. That would be nice….it’s mainly restructuring our brain…that’s what I think anyway.We all have doubts about ourselves and sometimes what people say plays into those doubts and concerns and therefore can take root.

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