Ugliness – Author Veronica Thornton


To call one ugly are you talking about you or me

Do they know what ugly means

Unpleasant, unattractive, repulsive

just some of the definitions amongst other things

aren’t they aware of the ugliness they bring

that’s not what I see when a reflection looks back at me

Poetically beautiful is how I would describe me

glistening chocolate skin my nose symmetrical to my chin

it may be bigger than some but I’d trade it with no one

the fullness of my lips that match the swing in my hips

with thick thighs as seductive as my eyes

that’s just the physical

they never questioned the beauty of my mental or spiritual

those that got to know me think of me as one of the homies

what you see is what you get

and based on perception it’s not what some would expect

some were so blinded by my light that shined from within

they could only make out the flaws highlighted on my skin

when you burn so bright inside

you are gifted in seeing where the truly ugly people hide

hiding in their ugly thoughts and words

make assumptions that sound absurd

cackling about like some old birds

with their deceitful grin and a light so dim

you could use a flashlit microscope with the power of 1000

and you still wouldn’t detect the beauty in or out of them

so it doesn’t matter if I don’t meet your standard of beauty

inside and out we shine beautifully

drowning out the negativity

So while you throw around the word ugly

have you checked your reflection lately.


© Veronica Thornton

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Excerpt from the book “Universal Colloquies Inside of Me”


About the Author

Veronica Thornton a.k.a. Vee was always gifted with the art of verbal and written communication although she was never a big talker yet quite the observer and listener.

Vee currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio is a survivor of domestic violence and mother of two. In her youth she wrote notes to herself and others when she could not verbalize what she was feeling. Many thought her writings to be poetic and inspiring in nature. Her empathetic feelings caused her to keep writing later in life as a way to release all the emotions and questions that were presented to her that otherwise remained nonverbal. While most of her writings remained private it was during her educational pursuits Vee was strongly encouraged to pursue a writing career due to her versatility in topics, styles and ability to articulate her thoughts in a clear, creative yet relatable manner.

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