New Poem About Self-Esteem-Sometimes It Hurts

A rose is beautiful on the outside, and it brings great joy for a momnet, but it fades away very quickly.
A rose is beautiful on the outside, and it brings great joy for a momnet, but it fades away very quickly.
This is a picture of me in my elf's hat, Christmas 2009. It was very late, no make-up, but a song was still in my heart.
This is a picture of me in my elf's hat, Christmas 2009. It was very late, no make-up, but a song was still in my heart.
Reading at Brenner's Brew.
Reading at Brenner's Brew.

A New Poem

I got teased a lot as a child because I was "the fat kid."

I have struggled with my weight since I was about two years old. I have had some success in my weight loss efforts, but I am still a long way from my lifestyle changing goal of 135 pounds.

I am sitting in front of the computer after rededicating myself to my lifestyle changes yet again. I restarted Weight Watchers on the first, and I am contemplating what things I have to change to make it permanent this time.

One problem that I think most heavy people face is the teasing and rejection that comes from some of the people who have not had to deal with this problem. My thoughts on this subject turned into the following poem:

Sometimes It Hurts

Sometimes it hurts to live in a world full of pretentiousness,

In a place where outward looks, genetics and other things

Over which we have little or no control,

Things that we probably did not choose for ourselves,

Have more meaning than the inward beauty that we have shaped,

Worked for and nourished throughout our lives.

Sometimes it hurts to be teased, bullied, disliked,

Rejected, snubbed or shunned

Because we don’t fit into someone else’s picture of a perfect world.

Sometimes it hurts that someone we would like to get to know

Rejected us at first glance,

That we didn’t even get a chance.

But, you know what?

Sometimes it helps to know that God loves us,

That we are His artwork, and when it’s all over,

We will adorn His house.

Sometimes it helps to remember that there are people

In this world that love us, no matter what the cover looks like.

Sometimes it helps to remind ourselves that we suffer

From our own prejudices,

And that this is a lesson for us that teaches us

To fix what we’ve done wrong.

Sometimes it helps to remember that the important thing is to love,

Not to be loved.

So, let’s live at peace, and leave those people where they belong,

On the outside.


If you have ever suffered from this kind of mistreatment, I hope it gives you something to think about.

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purpleveil 2 years ago from Vineland,NJ Author

Thank you for your kind words. I hope that I have enriched your life in some way.


Silvia 2 years ago

It isn't often that an article eaggnes me enough to become engrossed in its information. This one drew me in and kept me interested from beginning to end. This is very good informative reading material.


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rjsadowski 5 years ago

I was 110 lbs. in the first grade and proportionately overweight throughout grade school and high school. The boys made fun of me and the girls had no interest in me. I had low self esteem even though I was a grade A student.It took me 40 years to overcome it. I lost 125 lbs over three years and you can too, but you have to gradually change your eating habits instead of dieting. I write about my experiences in some of my hubs.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

As a child I suffered mistreatment. I was physically weak and could not excel in sports, and my peers did not like me playing with them.

Loved your work.

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