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Ugly Boy

>center>Jaime was such a lonely boy and this he couldn't understand? He didn't possess one harmful bone in his entire body. He thought everything and everyone to be beautiful, until one summer day... The day that he finally looked in the mirror, really looked, and poor little Jaime sat down and cried because now he knew why? He was ugly! He was a freak! Double chin, uneven face, buck teeth, and a million freckles! He thought of himself as a cartoon character, no wonder all of the other kids made fun of him! So he withdrew deeper inside, year after year! The pure hearted adoring boy closed himself off to the world. Because he was ugly! He was hideous! Then one day now a junior in highschool in Science class he got paired up with the Bethany Miller for a class project! Oh the torment! Oh the humility! So he decided to play sick from school, but his love of science won out! After a few days he relaxed and loosened up and Bethany was quite nice! He actually was starting to believe that they might be friends, until... One day after school walking down the hall he over heard a small group of girls whispering and laughing, (but not really whispering like highschool girls do) and right there in the middle was Bethany telling the story and it was about him! One of the girls turns and points "There he is, that's him"! And in a panic he turned and bolted down the hall out the front doors! once out side he bent at the waist trying to catch his breath. (He obviously wasn't the most athletic boy) After a few moments he felt the softest hand touch his shoulder. Then the sweet voice of Bethany asks what's wrong Jaime why did you run? With tears stinging his eyes he looked at her and said because you all were making fun of me, laughing at me! "Oh silly boy" she says, that's not what we were doing at all! I was telling them how great you were and that the next time that I saw you that I was going to ask you to the winter dance...So what will it be mister? (Hands sternly placed on her hips) Ummm...Well....Uh....Hmmm...Really??? "Yes really" And this was the happiest day of Jaimes life because finally somebody saw the real him, and it just so happened to be the prettiest girl in the world! 04/26/16

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Date: 6/10/2016 9:28:00 PM
An enjoyable write, Brian, and one I think we all can relate to... Very well done! Congrats on your win, as well!
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Date: 5/23/2016 12:35:00 AM
Brian, Congratulations and thank you for sharing a poem you are proud of. Stop by my latest blog "Innocent of All" and enjoy the warm smile. :) **SKAT**
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Brian Davey
Date: 5/23/2016 4:55:00 AM
Thank you so much Skat
Date: 5/2/2016 11:39:00 AM
Nice story, Brian, just right for children (of course adults, too!) It has the narrative element with an unstated moral, so important in a child's story. Won't be surprised if it is a topper in the contest! All the best.
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Brian Davey
Date: 5/3/2016 4:57:00 AM
Thank you Karam I am hoping that it does well to for this is not my normal type of write. Thank you so much for the kind words
Date: 5/2/2016 10:42:00 AM
Well expressed Brian, Awesomely Penned.... Always ~LINDA~
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Brian Davey
Date: 5/3/2016 4:56:00 AM
Thank you Linda
Date: 4/30/2016 2:46:00 PM
Lovely and so precised to the heart with a very good linking understanding to the mind. A definite 7
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Brian Davey
Date: 5/3/2016 4:56:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind words
Date: 4/27/2016 2:55:00 PM
This was such an endearing story that warms the heart to read (especially the ending). For once the bullied becomes the champion. As a a side note I'm one of those people with a million freckles ... what are you trying to say, huh, Brian??
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Brian Davey
Date: 4/28/2016 3:34:00 AM
Well I guess that you have the prettiest girl in the world! Good to see you back on hope all went well in your endeavors!
Date: 4/26/2016 5:06:00 PM
this is so sweet, and though it is rare, I bet it really does happen once in a while. Awesome story. is it for the children's story contest?
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Brian Davey
Date: 4/27/2016 5:28:00 AM
Thank you so much Andrea and I am sure it does happen because if it doesn't then we're in more trouble as human beings than I thought. No I entered it into the free verse contest
Date: 4/26/2016 2:39:00 PM
what a wonderful positive story Brian - love the happy ending:-) hugs Jan xx7
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Brian Davey
Date: 4/27/2016 5:26:00 AM
Thanks Jan who said the ugly duckling could never get the girl!