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This is Dedicated to a Weirdo

Updated on March 29, 2015

Baby girl,
do what you need to do.
Be sure to hold your ground
don't let anyone
write your truth for you.
Before bed, wash your face
and tell yourself you're beautiful.
And when you wake up in the morning
thank God for that beauty.

There's no doubt that they wanna box us in.
By "they" I don't just mean men.
There are women who tear down
other women.
I don't get it.
The struggle is real
isn't it?

Why is there so much talk
about body image,
but so many are afraid
to embrace their differences?

I'm starting to think
they wanna see us
in compromising positions.
They want our heads hanging down
afraid to take pictures.
They wanna stare and point
like we're a freak show.
I'll be a freak show
cause I see hope when others don't.

It's getting hard
but I tell myself
that I can't lose.
When I am down,
I don't let anyone know
I'm blue.
I don't wanna live a lie,
but I can't win if they see me cry.
I know who I am inside.

When I get home,
I release my pride
and strip down from
my facade.
All I've got left
is curves and tattoos.
My tattoos and curves
are all that make sense
when I wash my face at night
and tell myself I'm beautiful.
So when I wake up in the morning,
I thank God for that beauty.

As I try to drift to sleep,
it's hard to find peace
cause I think about you
and ask myself
"when will she find relief?"
Baby girl, I'm curious to see what
works for you.

I know you've gotta grow
and make your own mistakes,
but I want to protect you.
I would hate to see
you fall into something fake.
I hope you don't just go with the flow.
Do you know how many times
I've been called a "weirdo"?
It doesn't matter.
It's a term of endearment
in a sense.
Address it
with passion
and then own it
cause you're beautiful, weirdo.

Pretty girl,
do what you need to do.
Be sure to hold your ground
don't let anyone
write your truth for you.


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