Pressure to eat cheese
or should I keep taking more Laxatives
to compete with the world?
Weight loss supplements
hype us for liposuction imperfection.
The most awful thing about being skinny
is that beauty stops by its grave.
Diet Commercials rely on you to buy death.
High school popularity girls
participate in starvation.
Business institutions targeting
Do you want to look like a skeleton?
Then keep on taking Xenical pills
& watch your self-esteem drown.
hungry, hungry, hungry for another eating disorder,
ribcage bone & a sucked face,
if you want people to accept you;
love yourself because everything
about you is real, my faith to you sees natural beauty.
Be the strongest rose in the field,
don’t let hope go to waste,
always look towards the sun,
the brightest energy of love will keep your heart & smile blooming.
This poem was written about how our society is so under pressure of losing weight, or the thought of going to the extremes just to look perfect, when in fact – Natural beauty has always been there since birth and the beginning of time. This is me writing from an observation point of view.
Here’s a link to my first video recital of me reading this poem.
dVerse Prompt topic of the Day – Sometimes I think there is too much stress on physical beauty. If you watch television or look through magazines there are countless products advertised which will make you more attractive. Then there are the procedures one can have: botox injections, plastic surgery, etc. Weight loss products which will work miracles almost overnight. We think so much about our outer beauty. But is that all there is to beauty? I don’t think so.
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