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Beauty is now calculated by pounds
how much do you weigh is cruel and sounds

a little out of the question
in this confession
i witness, i see

that Beauty
is now calculated by how much you make
is now calculated by how much you fake

do you suppose that this has a reason inside
is it all just a lie, or the truth something denied
do you suppose that i could be
something special, a beauty
if i was rich or if i was poor
if i was less or if i was more
one day

I will be beautiful.

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  • freesoup
    freesoupalmost 5 years ago

    less or more. is it possible? very cool writing !

  • Thank you very much.

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  • Emraldae
    Emraldaealmost 5 years ago

    oh man…. this rings so true… i know that i definatly feel like i’m being pressured to weigh less, to wear more make-up, to act diffrently…
    you’ve captured it in your poem…. how wonderfully you write

  • Thanks Em. I am glad you enjoyed and were able to connect with my piece.

    – Misunderstood24

  • ianez
    ianezalmost 5 years ago

    truer words never spoken. this is very nicely written.

  • Thank you very much for your comment.

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  • Marilyns
    Marilynsalmost 5 years ago

    you sure are beautiful ,your writting can show it better than these commercial stupid standards that nobody should try to fit any more ! well said stephen :):):)

  • blushes
    Awwh, Thank you.

    – Misunderstood24

  • MissingYou
    MissingYoualmost 5 years ago

    aah you are beautiful….beauty comes from the inside….to bad society wants to teach us otherwise…great writing and message:)

  • Thank you for that lovely comment. =)

    – Misunderstood24

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful beauty is in everyone we just need yo look.welldone !LIZ

  • Thank you very much.

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  • Tom Krantz
    Tom Krantzalmost 5 years ago

    YESYESYESYES!!! aww this is great man, I loved every single line, just beautiful. Great work!

    I am glad you enjoyed this Tom. =)

    – Misunderstood24

  • mss3
    mss3almost 5 years ago

    Great write Stpehen! The pressure to conform to what a society thinks is beautiful seems to be the norm. I often find that its the unique things about a person that make me see their beauty. Bravo – mss3

  • Awwhs, thank you for that lovely comment. =)

    – Misunderstood24

  • inspiringartist
    inspiringartistalmost 5 years ago

    wow great write=)

  • Thank you very much.

    – Misunderstood24

  • boswell20
    boswell20almost 5 years ago

    …this is beautiful…I love the many voices you take on and different view points!…HELL YEAH!…who is anyone to catergorize what beauty is…we all have different views on beauty..therefore everything is beautiful…great write my friend! :)

  • Thank you JaNae for that beautiful comment.

    – Misunderstood24

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