She was Not Beautiful

She was not beautiful. Nothing about her was extraordinary. Nothing about her made her stand out in a crowd. She grew up in a family of six and being the eldest, she learned responsibility at an early age.

As she grew stronger and brighter, she instilled a sort of light and cheer to whomever she met. She was not beautiful, but she made others feel better about themselves. She meets a rebel boy who thinks he is all man, befriending him, she teaches him. She teaches him how to read and a little boost, the ‘man’ needed to go to college, they become fast friends and she fell fast in love with her rugged handsome student.

The ‘man’ then finds himself in love with a girl. A girl who was so beautiful. Her hair was a hallow of light around her. Her eyes the bluest blue of the ocean. ‘Like an angel’ he tells his tutor ‘like a beautiful angel.’ The girl swallows a lump at her throat. She was not beautiful, she did not posses the heart of the one he loved, but she did not care. As long as he was happy, she would be happy, or so she tried to. She helped write the most beautiful letters to his angel. All the time visioning it was she herself receiving those very letters. And so the girl helped him choose the right clothes, say the right words, and buy the right gifts for his angel.

His angel brought him much joy and much pain to the girl who cried behind her smiles. But that never stopped her from giving more than she will ever receive. Then one day, the angel he loved left him for another man. A richer more successful man. The boy was stunned. He was so hurt, he did not speak for days. The girl went to him. He cried on her shoulder and she cried with him.

He was hurt and she was too. Time went by and so wounds heal. The boy realizes something about his friend/tutor. Something he never realized before. How her laughter sounded heavenly and how her smiles brightened up the darkest days, or how simply beautiful she looked to him!

Beautiful. This plain, simple girl was beautiful to him. And he began to fall. Fall so in love with this beautiful girl. On one day, he picked up all his courage to see her. He walked to her house, nervous, and fidgeting, Running his thoughts over and over his head.

He was going to tell her how beautiful she was to him. He was going to tell her how wonderfully in love he was with her. He knocked. No one was home.

The next day, he found out that the beautiful girl he fell in love with had a brain tumor that put her into a coma. The doctors were grim and the family decided to let her go.

One final time he got to see her. He held her hand. He stroked her hair and he cried for this beautiful girl. He cried, but it was too late. The beautiful girl was buried and the heavens broke. Out a beautiful spring shower, a cry for their loss. She was the most beautiful girl in the world and she had taught the rebel boy-man to love and what it is to be loved.

She was the most beautiful girl in the world.

Look around. Aren’t there a lot of plain faces? Take a good look. A real good look or you might just miss out that beautiful person.



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lee mi
    Mar 29, 2010 @ 16:04:45

    why do u have to broke my heart just like that?…=(

    Indeed she was beautiful…, but he is late.., so late!


    • missbroken
      Mar 29, 2010 @ 18:40:36

      yes.. why.. kaya nga may nagpapakamatay dahil s love…
      simple reason.. people are searching to find better partner though they already find the best.


  2. geylii
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 09:22:25

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ! 😡 an sakit ..
    bat ganun ? hahaha . ayoko mag emote ba yan . ito agad kasi inuna ko sa pagbaback read e. nice but sad


  3. missbroken
    Sep 04, 2010 @ 05:04:19

    ahahaha.. para ako lang to… ako din ang eldest at we six in the family… Yeah I’m not beautiful 🙂


  4. Pixi3
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 15:25:11

    i wanted to know what your word press is about. i dont know but i like it alot


  5. Tori Garner
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 03:41:34

    i have read your poems. and they are what i have been feeling for months.


  6. Tawonda GlorybetoGod Harrison
    May 11, 2012 @ 04:10:26

    I don’t know you, i just happen to stumble along your blog by accident. i read your short story and i must say i truly enjoyed it. you are a really great and creative writer. Be blessed and i look forward to reading more of your work in the near future.


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