Let's be Naked

June 9, 2010
I want to live in a world where the people are naked because they can be.

And they shave their heads because they want to.

And they don’t wear makeup because they don’t have to.


I want to live in a world where the people are beautiful for simply existing.

And they love each other for their differences.

And they treat each other as equals because they are.


I want to live in a world where the people are free to say what they feel.

And they embrace everyone and anyone without shame.

And they walk with their heads high because they know life is good.


I want to live in a world where the people are alive.

And they are joyous with every breath.

And they smile when no one’s looking.


I want to live in that kind of world.
Where the people are naked,
And no one cares.





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janine1018 said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 7:53 am
this poem was deep. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED IT LOVED IT!. 'nough said. ;)
 
scars said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm
wow hun very nice very very nice i love it
 
pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm
hey would anyone who sees this check out my work? thanks(;
 
forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Beautiful. :)
 
alley2cute said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm
i like this poem but not becuase of the way its written but what it stands for.
 
Allison101 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm
woah that is some amazing work (: keep writing. beautiful.
 
pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm
simple and beautiful. definitly tagged as a favorite of mine(; i want to live in that kind of world, too (;
 
Hollan V. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm
This is beautiful! 
 
distressed_cinderella said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm
This poem is simplistic in a good way. I'm not sure that line 12 "and they smile when no one is looking" makes sense to me because isn't the poem about being open and free with your emotions, not hiding them...?
 
Viktoriya_Milnikova replied...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm
Thanks for the comment! And the question :) My thinking behind line 12 is that so many of us smile for the world, but behind closed doors are truly distressed. However, if someone smiles when no one is watching, it means that they are genuinely content, and that they smile from their heart, not from a desire to adapt to the demand that society places on us to be fake. Does that make sense?
 
distressed_cinderella replied...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm
Thanks a lot for taking the time to explain...politely too :) Yes, this makes total sense infact it reminds me of a quote that says "integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is looking". We are influenced so much by our concern to appear a certain way that we lose our genuine personality.
 
Viktoriya_Milnikova replied...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 11:58 pm
Absolutely :)
 
TUBBZ-6 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

i must say i like it but the title might be a bit much

 

 
Viktoriya_Milnikova replied...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Yes, but would you have read it if the title weren't a "bit much"? If I had titled it something like "I wish" or "My dream" no one would read it. Or at least, I wouldn't :)
 
brax34 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 11:43 am
Weird but good!  (That's really all I can say about this one)
 
pandabearrrr said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 1:40 am
this is beautiful!
 
TMariee said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm
This poem is so touching and inspiring, I feel the same way. I think that yu have a lot of soul, and that is hard to find these days. Keep up the amazing poetry. 
 
towerjunkie019 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

this is a realy awesome poem. 

 

 
carcar11 said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm
this poem is simply beautiful in every way i love it
 
purplepen said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm
wow. i love this:) geez, i really hate when something is so beautiful and  i cant say i was brilliant enough to come up with it. this is the kind of poem people will quote, lamanate and give as gifts, or tack up on their wall...great job
 
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