Don’t worry about others’ perceptions and be proud of the way you look
Be proud of your body, its imperfections, and all of the chances you took

Don’t fret about all the spots on your face, the freckles, or the acne
As long as you have confidence within yourself, you will be happy

Don’t sulk over a visible scar, blemish, or stretch mark
Become fierce in your approach and embrace it like a shark

Don’t conform to society’s views about the hair on your head
Change the style up, cut it short, and colour it blue, green, or red

Don’t ever be embarrassed of your high-pitched or deep voice
Tell yourself you wouldn’t change it even if you were given a choice

Don’t brood over having too much or too little facial hair
You look charming as you are because you’re unique and rare

Don’t feel uncomfortable with the tone of your skin
Beauty is black, brown, white, or mixed like tonic and gin

Don’t wish that you were thicker, thinner, smaller or taller
Use your advantage and become a professional brawler or baller

Don’t grow restless over the braces making your teeth straight
Eventually your smile will look great, you just have to wait

Don’t be annoyed for having to wear a pair of eyeglasses
You were born to stand out, not to fit in with the masses

Don’t be made fun of for having a crooked nose or being cross-eyed
Stand up to your bullies, believe in yourself, and showcase your pride

Don’t feel left out or secluded for having to wear hearing aids
Consider yourself the most special card in the deck, the ace of spades

Don’t fume over your ineffective legs while sitting in a wheelchair
Look straight ahead of you and ignore anyone who may stare or glare

Don’t be ashamed for having to use crutches or a walking cane
You still have your brain with so much to gain
So let go of the pain because sunshine will always follow after rain

Don’t worry about others’ perceptions and be proud of the way you look
Be proud of your body, its imperfections, and all of the chances you took