Posted in Young Writers in Action

Young Writers in Action: Pure Beauty

by Sonia, 9, California, USA

Beauty is on the inside
Not on the outside

You can have pimples and warts
But still be the winner of hearts

Beauty is kindness and strength
Not fancy clothes and affluence

You can have perfect hair and be rich
But if you are vain and unkind
Your true beauty still has a glitch

An imperfect face with a kind wit
Still makes your beauty a perfect hit

That is the possession of pure, true beauty

Sonia’s poetry has been published previously at Alphabet Soup. You can read her earlier work here. To send us YOUR story, poem, artwork or book review, check out our submission guidelines. Happy reading!


Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup.

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