Pretty Ugly

July 3, 2018

This is how a child may feel when they come into foster care

I’m ugly

So, don’t try to convince me that

I am a beautiful person

Because at the ned of the day

I hate myself in every single way

And I’m not going to lie to myself by saying

There is beauty inside me that matters

So rest assured I will remind myself

That I am a worthless, terrible person

And nothing you will say will make me believe

I still deserve love

Because no matter what

I am not good enough to beloved

And I am in no position to believe that

Beauty does exist within me

Because when I look in the mirror I always think

Am I as ugly as people say?

By Abdullah Shoaib

Now read from bottom up – this is this what they should feel when they leave.