How the fuck do you love ugly?
Life’s most beautiful desirable longed after sought bought fought for state…
Love is the goooooood stuff
But ugly can’t wear that shit!
Ugly can’t be its friend
Ugly couldn’t get loves number wearing full body Hollywood get up
Not even in costume so convincing Scottish Robin Williams’ could hoover dance back into his kids lives
That man turned ugly into love!
He knew ugly better than most
He turned that shit into laughter and courage and inspired us
How do you love ugly, for fucks sake?!
It’s the worst of everything, no?
that which isn’t good enough…
Is that it?
Is ugly the least desirable, most offensive, vastly rejected and fiercely loathed?
That sound a bit like hate to me.
And hate sure is ugly.
Is ugly quite simply everything we hate?
No wonder its so fucking hard to love that shit.
Ugly is so superficial
I might be ugly stood next to Naomi Campbell but my heart is purer than all that photoshop
So many of us hate the way we look though
Because we’re ‘ugly’
Says the shiny paper
Says bull shit typed words on computer screens
Says falsified pictures the models don’t even look like
Says the people who feel so little beauty in their hearts that they need to tell us we are ugly so they have enough money to pretend they aren’t just as self-loathing as they made us
We are not fucking ugly!
Maybe some of us are…
We behave that way from time to time
Time to time being most of the time for some that don’t have eyes to see
Were we born ugly?
Any of us?
I think we were born pure
I think we were born as love personified
I think we stayed pure if we were loved enough
I think we can return to pure if we are loved enough
I don’t think any of us are loved enough!!
I think we all could love more too.
I don’t know how you love ugly
I don’t know how you love hate
I just know that nothing is ugly when you learn how to love it
And I know hate cannot survive love
I know nothing starts out ugly
It just gets that way because we don’t fight the darkness that cripples or sucks dry or devours hope
We don’t fight the darkness.
But I don’t know how you fight with love!
How do you fight with love?
I don’t even know how to write anymore!
Is a verb
Love is a doing word
But so is fight!
We cannot fight with love.
It doesn’t even make sense!
They are completely opposed.
So how the fuck do you love ugly?
How do you love hate?
Wherever hate is pointing, heading or dwelling
Whatever its covering or hiding or destroying
Send love there.
Send so much fucking love there that the hate can’t even get a look in
Upset the fucking balance!
You don’t fight ugly or hate with love
You just stand love in front of everything
Like a big fuck off wall
Only not around mexico
Around everything that ever suffered and started behaving like its ugly and hateful
Shine a light on it
If our kids do wrong we don’t stop loving them
We try and love them back together again
We don’t fight them
Well, we shouldn’t and maybe that explains where people like Trump come from
You stop Trumps with a big fuck off wall of love that hate and ugly cannot penetrate
This is the SHITTEST poem I ever fucking wrote
And I cried the whole way through
I have lost my voice when I need it the most to shout out against all the things that are wrong
Against all the things we should have learned by now
Against the hate and the ugly that is within and all around me…. Around you…
The stuff that lives where love was always meant to go…
We cannot lose our voice.
We must speak up
Even if it sounds shit!
We cannot afford to be silent this time
There is too much at stake.
Find a way.
It’s the ONLY way.