Is it Because?

Why aren’t I enough?

Is it because my elbows are too dry

or because my fingers are too short?

Is it the minor scar above my right eye

or because my acne rivals a high schooler?

Is because little toe is double-jointed?

or because my feet are as cracked as fresh brownies?

Is it because of the minor overbite

or that my lips chap no matter how often I reapply?

Is it that my belly button is an innie?

or that the rest of my belly is an outie?

Is it because I forgot to shave the back of my knees

or because I’m too insecure to get a wax?

Is it because I have the dreaded cankles

or because I dare to wear shorts in public?

Is it because I have stretch marks

or is it because my tan marks reflect my confidence that day?

Is it because my boobs might actually be too big

or because they get in the way when I hug?

Is It because I took the time to make al list

or because I’m still not good enough?

The Girl You Knew

The Girl You Knew was shattered;

in rambles; in shreds.

She needed to put herself back

into one piece again.

 

The Girl You Knew  needed help

figuring out who she was now

that everything she used to be

was gone; you took advantage.

 

The Girl You Knew was vulnerable

and let you use her how you needed,

while she broke into tiny pieces

and lost further sight of herself.

 

The Girl You Knew cared about you

and was hurt when you left.

You found ways to hurt a girl

who was already hurting deep.

 

That’s not the girl you know now.

 

The Girl You Know Now is Confident.

She’s put her life back together

and come out stronger with a life

she is proud to live by herself.

 

The Girl You Know Now is motivated.

She did what she had to do

to be a better person

and live her best life.

 

The Girl You Know Now is fierce.

She is a born leader

who helps shape the future

and the world to make it better.

 

The Girl You Know Now is caring

She is loved. She is happy.

And most important of all

she doesn’t need you.