Reclaiming Beauty

We are going to make society open its eyes,
Tell it we won’t let it criticize.
Won’t let it tell us who to be,
We are going to reclaim our Beauty.

Society says, “Too fat, too thin.”
In its eyes girls can never win.
But we won’t stand for that any longer,
Our beauty is stronger.

Our true beauty will never fade,
It will last day after day.
Because it shines from the inside, out,
True beauty is what our definition is about.

Girls are on a mission,
To change society’s definition.
We will stand and say, “Look at Me.”
“I am Beauty.”

About the Author: “My name is Hannah Barber and I am fifteen years old. I am currently in my first year of homeschooling, before this year I attended public school. I would like to have a poetry column that focuses on issues in our society today, whether it be society’s view of beauty versus true beauty, or about promoting your self worth. Everyone is worth just as much as every one else, and in our society I believe that teens don’t feel as though they mean enough. I want to inspire teens to feel better about themselves and to follow their dreams.”  

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