Blue Lips and Rhombus Eyes MAG

July 22, 2010
By BrattieBroonet41 GOLD, Natick, Massachusetts
BrattieBroonet41 GOLD, Natick, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I've come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of a successful life, then some would say I'm a failure."-One Tree Hill

My reflection is perceived as distorted and inadequate.
I want to peel off freckles and pluck out eyelashes;
Send them off in a sealed envelope without
An address, or any marking from the alphabet.
In today's society, the qualifications to be seen as “beautiful”
Have erupted to features and attributes
Almost impossible to maintain, let alone inherit.
We indulge ourselves in cryptic collages
Of the chiseled nose, collagen lip, photo-shopped eye.
Thousands of dollars later and you too
Can amplify the uptight rules of the luxurious life.
You'll continue to behave as if beauty finds your salvation.
I'll continue to add turpentine to my foundation to resemble
A creature one makeover less startling than a pterodactyl.

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JaiJay GOLD said...
on Nov. 26 2015 at 8:56 pm
JaiJay GOLD, Hamilton, Other
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May i ask about your title? How did you come up with it? This is what caught my eye when i went to read some poems. I always have difficulty picking my own titles...

nikja BRONZE said...
on Jun. 15 2011 at 5:49 pm
nikja BRONZE, Plainview, New York
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this is EXCEPTIONAL. you nailed this topic beautifully, and right on the dot. your language is fresh and original....wonderful work!

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