Pretty Hurts

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

Sure you will say that being pretty is great,

But what you don’t know is it can actually hurt.

We live in a society where the looks of an apple values more than its taste.

As long as it is beautiful then everything is ok.


Pretty hurts, it may not be contemplated but

The image of what you should look like has long been painted.

Natural beauty, flat chest and a bum,

Straight nose, plump lips, long curly hair or

Nice curves that are forever compared.

Is this what life should be?

All is valued except for who you are

And what you want to be.


Pretty hurts, you may not agree but

When you are called lame, stuck up or a wanna be

You’ll understand how much it costs

Just to be pretty.