Pretty Ugly

Had to share this with you guys – read the poem from top to bottom and then read it from the end back to the beginning – very clever!

Pink at Heart Poetry

This next poem by Abdullah Shoaib can be read two ways. First read from top to bottom, then from bottom to top. It’s brilliant.

Pretty Ugly

I’m very ugly
So don’t try to convince me that
I am a very beautiful person
Because at the end 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 of me that matters
So rest assured I will remind myself
That I am a worthless, terrible person
And nothing you say will make me believe
I still deserve love
Because no matter what
I am not good enough to be loved
And I am in no position to believe that
beauty does exist within me
Because whenever I look in the mirror I always think
Am I as ugly as people say?

Abdullah Shoaib

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  10 comments for “Pretty Ugly

  1. July 15, 2019 at 7:10 am

    It’s all about perspective! Great post.

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  2. July 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    This was brilliant. 😊

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    • July 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Great isn’t it! As soon as I read it I thought I need to share that 😊 x

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      • July 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm

        I’m really glad you did, because with the things I’ve been going through lately, I could really use the uplifting words. Thank you for sharing this powerful poem with us, Lisa.

        I hope you’ve been well, my sweet friend. Sending lots of hugs and smiles your way. 😊xx

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      • July 16, 2019 at 4:45 am

        So sorry to hear that Brandi – I’ve not been around much lately but just read that you’ve set your account to private. I hope that things get better for you very soon my lovely. Huge virtual hugs coming your way 🤗 xxx

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      • July 16, 2019 at 5:07 am

        Thank you, Lisa. I really do appreciate your warmth and kindness my friend. 🤗💕 xoxo

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      • July 16, 2019 at 8:14 am

        Right back at you with knobs on 😉🤗XX

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  3. July 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve read it before, but I have no idea where, or when!
    Very clever!

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  4. July 20, 2019 at 5:52 am


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