Beneath the Exterior

by Hott Koko

Everyone stares, but no one cares
to see beneath the exterior
and their eyes, they cut like knives
I feel so inferior
I want to die, no strength to cry
so tired of smiling through my tears
Exhausted because truth be told
I haven't slept in twenty years
My fears keep me up at night
and follow me like shadows during the day
So everytime someone stares
it's as if those fears come out to play
But see, what you fail to realize 
is that I'm just a girl
and like you, I'm just trying to survive
in this cold, cruel world
trying to win, trying to live
trying to receive as well as give
My face may be less than flawless
my body not fit for a magazine
and I don't have the admirers
nor the material possessions of a queen
Because in the end
I'm just a girl
the subject of a million stares
I wonder if anyone knows my name
if anyone even dares
to ask, not just my name
but about my dreams and aspirations
about what truly makes me happy
about my trials and tribulations
about the many traits
that help to create my interior
Because there's so much more to me
than what you see
more beneath the exterior 

Beneath the Exterior by Hott Koko

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