By Ysabelle Cheung
She is the goddess of freaks. The freak of a goddess.
Her wet palms chalky pink, cracked, calloused
By the labours of torture, racism.
Her turgid skin is similar to that of a dark eggplant,
shiny and tinted, highlighted with streaks of blue,
Her bluetops twist in an upwards motion
Towards the sky, held by the angry hands of God,
And she is the goddess of low status.
Will she ever bow her head?
Will the black flowers in her hair ever die?
Everyone knows that
A girl that stands up for herself = goddess
Author's Biography: Ysabelle Cheung
Cheung is fifteen years old and lives in London. Her origin is Chinese, but her nationality is British. She is
currently enrolled in the Godolphin and Latymer school. She drew inspiration for 'ugly goddess' from racism combined
with the torture of bullying many children face today. Ysabelle is looking forward to a career in journalism orpossibly
as a writer. She is just starting two new novelettes, but feels generally more comfortable with writing poems. She hopes
to be recognised one day.