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A Little Mascara

February 25, 2014
By transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. -Hebrews 13:5


I believe that outer beauty
is not important, yes,
I know I shouldn’t care,
I know I
shouldn’t care
less.

But when they label me
as just ugly
and repeatedly
instruct me to see
that I can’t be
shown a key
to unlock beauty
unless I find glee

in covering
this God-giving thing
with concealer and bling

and why don’t I
just try
a little bit
of mascara?

No, I don’t care much
about outer beauty,
but whether I like it
or not,
the words still sting
and suddenly point out

my uneven hair
how it’s short
not beautifully long
the closeness of my thighs
how there’s no gap at all
my boring brown eyes
and my boring white skin
and my lips seem less full
since I let these comments

in.


The author's comments:
This isn't trying to insult people who wear makeup- it's just how I feel when people tell me I need to wear it.

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