I Wish I Was Pretty

a poem based on the words I hear from girls I have counselled over the years

Photo by kevin laminto on Unsplash

“I wish I was pretty,” the girl said,

quietly to herself

looking in the mirror each morning

barely making eye contact

face partially hidden by her hair.

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Tommy Paley

Tommy Paley

I write creative non-fiction, humorous and random short stories, unique and tasty recipes and fiction involving odd and funny relationships. I also love cheese.