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Riley Arnold, Entertainment Editor

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I walk down the hallway


Making it look like everything is okay


But really inside of me


Everything is wrong


I know that beauty is supposed to be skin deep


But my insecurities get the best of me


I don’t think my face is pretty


I don’t think my hair is soft


I don’t think my body is right


I don’t think I’m “hot”


Every time I walk around school


I think of what other people say about me


I know they think I’m immature


But really I have been through so much


I try to be the real me  


But clearly that’s not what they want


I constantly get picked on


I get pushed down


And reminded of my insecurities


I find myself at home crying


Because I hate myself


I hate the way I look


I hate the way I act


I feel like nobody likes me


But after I fall into the black hole of my feelings


The only way I can go is up


So I push myself every morning


To stop crying


To stop feeling hurt


And I make sure


That when I’m with others


I don’t let them control what I think


I make sure I’m with the ones I love


The ones who like me for who I am


The friends that are real


And the family that is always there for me


And I just let them take me away


Away from the bullies


Away from my insecurities


And onward to happiness

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About the Writer
Riley Arnold, Entertainment Editor

Riley Arnold is a senior at Da Vinci Communications and is the Entertainment editor for The Vitruvian Post. She strives to be the best she can and always...

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One Response to “Onward”

  1. Janae Polk on September 30th, 2017 8:43 pm

    Beautiful poem, Riley. Honestly, you deserve more credit, you’re an amazing person and you are alright just the way you are. Don’t let anyone bring you down. Keep your optimistic mindset, that will lead you towards great things.

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