HONEY, YOU'RE FABULOUS- A POEM FOR THE PEOPLE


By Elise Bugeja


When you stub your toe, and shout some four letter word


And you realise you four-year-old little brother just heard


With a swearing sibling and exams that are relentlessly boring


Your sleep is serenaded by your roommate’s relentless snoring


When you bash your head and you cry with nobody around


When you drop your toast the Nutella side down


Trip over your own foot or bump into a pole


You just wish that the floor would kindly swallow you up whole


When you put your make up on but somehow look worse


And you silently cry at the miserable contents of your purse


Or you wear your favourite bra making u feel hot as beef stew


But little did you know that, that white top is totally see through


If life’s not tragic enough you think you pass an old friend


Its only when you wildly embrace that you realise it’s not them


Now working off a restraining order you’re completely sleep deprived


You look around your room and realise you could be on ‘hoarding buried alive’


So do you feel like the star of a teen drama yet?


It gets worse when you step out the door and you’re already a puddle of sweat


Damn it you hormones and how you put me through such strife


They leave you arguing, no mum gossip girl is not stupid it’s life


My head says study but my heart says Netflix


My health says fruit but my soul says raw cake mix


Although in these years we try and judge things that are subjective


They are the only ones where Beyoncé is an acceptable adjective


Despite the mean comments and hurtful looks in the corridors


These are the years to completely and utterly own your glorious flaws


We are constantly trying to prove ourselves but are always left feeling frustrated


When really my dear all you need to hear is being perfect is overrated


So darling smile, let those braces shine


Tell me when, being yourself became such a crime


Wear that purple eye shadow and belt out that Disney tune


Because honey you’re fabulous and the world’s gonna love you