“It’s all about character development,”
says the holy English teacher
to her class of students in the clouds.
“A character, to really be beautiful,
must have irks and quirks, triumphs and tragedies,
and should never ever be perfect.
Let’s create a boy!
Let’s give him a dark backstory with sorrow and pain
yet keep it as a bittersweet memory.
Make him awkward and different,
outside of the stereotypes.
Give him comfort.
Now take it away!
Send him to a new place filled with horror and dread,
but let it bring happiness.
Let it soften the wounds.
Now create new ones!
Push him against the wall once more.
Let him fall in love.
Let him fall in love again.
Make him crazy! Make him popular.
Make him lonely; make him shy…
Oh the number of possible characters is limitless
and each one can be your hero,
Oh, can you see it now,
the writing on the wall?
My friend, you were created
to be beautiful.