I just don't feel pretty today.

by Maria Francesca

the sun is just golden,
the sky soft and blue
and fortune shines bright
on whatever I do

and I should be quite happy
but all I can say
is it's great,
but I just don't feel pretty today.

not a moment's regret
rattl'ing round in my head-
I'm rested and healthy
and strong and well-fed

I've got friends,
I've got family,
and that's all okay,
but the truth is
I just don't feel pretty today.

there's a roof on my house
there's a car in my yard
and there's cash in my pocket -
my life is not hard -

it's a big bowl of cherries,
but try as I may
I can't fight it -
I just don't feel pretty today.

so go on your picnics,
and frolic with friends -
fill your day with fantastic,
beginning to end

go wherever you will
but for me - I'll just stay;
I'm alright,
but I just don't feel pretty today.


Posted on 06/28/2013
Copyright © 2023 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mo Couts on 07/05/13 at 01:19 PM

I like it! Easy rhyme that felt natural and free. And the subject matter was also charming.

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