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In a world filled with such a distorted and warped idea about the human body,
We forgot who we really are.
The ads on the television and the posters on the clutter filled streets
Are put up by vermin whose main goal is to make you think that you need products to become beautiful.
And maybe they have convinced you that you need to skip an essential meal to become Barbie.
Or that you require makeup to become presentable.
And in a world where role models are the weight of a five year old,
And people are so judgmental about what they see on the outside,
Our own ideas about true beauty become distorted
And a poisonous seed is planted in our brains.
So I am here to remind you,
Because I know you have forgotten,
You are not ugly my dear.

Society is.
I felt poetic this morning.

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SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now this. This deserves attention. I really understand what you're trying to show your readers, I can't believe I didn't think of this before, this is such a big problem (is that the right word - problem?)! This is super true. I gotta suggest this to someone...
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! And yes, I do think this is a 'problem'.
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SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
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msimoneaux20 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great point to adress, we are only as screwed up as society and the media makes us. People shoudn't worry about how everyone else looks, or what everyone else has, ect. They should just live life they way they want to live and not worry about what everyone else says. I also like your choice of words and they way they are written. Well done. :)
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why thank you:) Thats exactly the way I was trying to put it;)
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chaiiro03 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful doesn't mean to look like everyone else
Beauty is individuality. Beauty is being different but the only curse is only you know it until that right person comes along.
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What a beautiful way to put it;)
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MechanicMocha Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I needed to read something like this.
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Its my pleasure:)
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mrs-antichrist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
This is just so true !!
I look different from a lot of people , so everybody automatically assumes "different=Ugly"
I always thaught what you wrote , I just wasn't able to find the right words , but yours are perfectly showing what I feel !! Thanks so much ! :tighthug:
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Im so glad! Its a poets dream to put into words what others feel inside, so thank you for commenting!:)
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mrs-antichrist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
You're welcome :)
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AlexaTheFox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Amen, sister. :nod:
Society has really poisoned everyone about what beauty should look like, according to the media. And those anorexic hoes that show up in the magezines and tv have really helped with the poison. Every girl has damaged themselves to become what everyone would consider "beautiful" to please people, especially the teen girls. And they don't need to do that; they just need to be happy and everyone who tells them to be this or that needs to give them a big middle finger.
I hope that one day, society gets a slap to the face and wakes up. But that's not going to happen now.
I congradulate you on addressing this issue through this poem. Well done. :clap:
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is exactly what I was going for. Thank you:)
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ChristineAnne25 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug: You win a hug.
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! Im glad you like it! :iconyeahplz:
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ChristineAnne25 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Liked it? Liked it?
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I LOVED IT!
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now I'm all sunshiny and stuff =D Thank you!
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ChristineAnne25 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :love:
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