Dillusion

June 1, 2017
By Anya3727 BRONZE, Phildaelphia, Pennsylvania
Anya3727 BRONZE, Phildaelphia, Pennsylvania
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Beauty is a system of blue eyes, white lies and skinny thighs.
It’s a cult who gathers new members.
Young girls to be exact.
Ready to drink the Kool-Aid;
if it gets them a date to prom.
Beauty is a monster who takes lives
and re-dyes perfectly fine hair.
Beauty is a size zero
who will never be my hero.
Yet wins anyway.
Beauty is big chests and failed tests
that leave scholarships behind.
It either becomes you or you become it.


The author's comments:

I feel like I see girls all around me struggling with body image issues etc and wanted them see how perfect they are and that perfection is an impossible standard to reach. I hope people look at this and feel a connection with the message I'm sending.


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on Jun. 4 2017 at 3:55 pm
Anya3727 BRONZE, Phildaelphia, Pennsylvania
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Thanks so much for your comment1

PNKEAGLES said...
on Jun. 4 2017 at 2:25 pm
What a powerful piece. Girls across the world should read this and be inspired that they are beautiful in every way.

DuckLover GOLD said...
on Jun. 4 2017 at 1:48 pm
DuckLover GOLD, Winchester, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Be happy, not because everything you see is good, but because you can see the good in everything.

Wow! Such good perspective. It reminds me that the popular opinion on what beauty is doesn't matter at all- beauty is all in the eyes of the beholder. I really thought about the part about how it either becomes you or you become it. I loved your motive for writing this piece. I agree with you 100%...beauty isn't about skinniness, trendiness, or anything of the sort!


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