Shel Silverstein

The Ugly Contest

The Ugly Contest is ready to begin—
First the ones with the sharp pointy chins,
Now comes the ones with the big toothless grins,
Now com the fish faces shaking their fins,
Now come the ones with their eyeballs sunk in,
Now come the creeps from the old garbage bin,
Now come the ones with the green, scaly skin,
Now come the scuzzies and all of their kin,
Now comes you…you win!