Beautiful

March 30, 2012
By wordbeater SILVER, Sharpsburg, Georgia
wordbeater SILVER, Sharpsburg, Georgia
6 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Truth is beauty and beauty truth, that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.

Keats


Beautiful girls have bodies like
bleached bones drying in the desert
picked clean by vultures
Their bones are fragile like birds
Their skeletal smiles are alone like glass
The flicker of the television screen
filled with promises and empty light
Is the drip drip drip of their IV fluids

Will I sit by my own bedside
holding my hand, watching myself decompose?

I will never be beautiful.

The author's comments:
body image, eating disorder, the standard of beauty, beautiful

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on Apr. 16 2012 at 1:57 pm
Dylan.Burkhart SILVER, Evansville, Indiana
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Loved how descriptive it was. Very happy I read it.

butterfly123 said...
on Apr. 11 2012 at 1:39 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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hey! this sort of sad but very true. but i got lost somewhere in the middle and i had to read it again just to understand the meaning. on the whole great work and keep writing! XD

on Apr. 10 2012 at 8:50 pm
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
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very strong poem. u can tell it was written from a very different perspective. becareful with that. sometimes u dont want to go TOO deep because then people might not exacally understand or follow. overall good job!

on Apr. 10 2012 at 4:48 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

This is a really great poem, and it hit home for me very much. So beautiful, and wonderful imagery. I like the way you used onomatopoeia in this poem. It inhances this work so much. 

on Apr. 9 2012 at 1:57 pm
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

wow with is amazing the twisted veiw of todays image of beauty i loved it! 5/5

on Apr. 6 2012 at 6:40 pm
Allicat001 SILVER, Waukesha, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love is not someone you can live with, love is someone you can't live without."

"Always stand up for what's right even if that means you're standing alone."

Somewhat of a depressing poem, but an amazing one at that.  Good job!

on Apr. 6 2012 at 4:58 pm
LadyJaneGrey PLATINUM, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I know it defies the law of gravity, but I never studied law." - Bugs Bunny

That made me want to cry. Great job! 

on Apr. 6 2012 at 2:22 pm
wordbeater SILVER, Sharpsburg, Georgia
6 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Truth is beauty and beauty truth, that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.

Keats

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback!

on Apr. 6 2012 at 11:49 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I like the metaphors in the poem-- especially the first few lines. The poem was very visual, and rejects society's representation of beauty. Great poem 5/5!

on Apr. 6 2012 at 11:49 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I like the metaphors in the poem-- especially the first few lines. The poem was very visual, and rejects society's representation of beauty. Great poem 5/5!


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