i don't make cute little giggles
and my nose runs when i cry.
my gums show too much when i smile,
and i blush at the drop of a dime.

i may be pretty, but i am not beautiful,
and i may be educated, but i am brilliant,
and i may be content, but i'm not always happy.

my nail polish is often chipped,
and i wear too much makeup,
and i don't like myself all the time.

but i promise to love you
and to do the best i can
for me, for you, for us.