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I Used to Be Ugly but..

  • Date Submitted: 11/05/2012 09:42 AM
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I used to be ugly but..

As a child at the age of 8, I was rarely looked at. People would look at me, and pass by, without giving me that affectionate smile that a kid deserves or that extra tight hug that all kids get suffocated from. Everybody would look at me and think “what a mess?” I always longed for a kiss on the cheek from a stranger, or that extra candy floss we all deserve just cause we are cute. Nobody would notice my heart-warming smile, or the innocence in my eyes. All they had to notice was the harsh tan on my skin, the extra huge nose, and the ugly curve of my ears. I was all about bad looks.

I grew up in the middle of people who’d call me names, from my siblings to my cousins to my neighbourhood friends, to schoolmates (not that I had many to be proud of).   My parents were ashamed of owning me, my siblings rarely showed my belonging to them, my school mates would rarely hang out with me. Nobody saw it in me..the real me. The insides of me, that were far more prettier than the outside of me.

The only good thing they found in me was my voice. They said it touched their souls, so i started practising singing all day long. When children would go out and have fun, I’d sit isolated in my room, on my piano, and sing a long sorrow. It wasn’t long when they heard me singing in my school and invited me to participate in a singing competition that was to be held amongst the kids from all around the world. The memories of that day still linger. It was   a pretty day, and I had had a pretty gown to be worn for me on that day. I was so nervous I   could hardly speak, let alone sing. And the final moment came and i heard someone call out my name on the mike. I was there, infront of the whole crowd singing my heart out. All those years, all the lonely moments, i sang it out all. And there I was, swaying their hearts along. Everybody loved me. :D
When they announced the results..I was dumbstruck. Not because i didn’t win, because the one who won was a...


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