Beauty

I wrote this for the purpose of an inspirational video.
The impact of the piece isn't as great unless you SEE it. 
Please check it out as you listen and read along. Copy this link into your browser,
or search, Beauty (Dance to Spoken Word) on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32GTgHRcmPU

 

Beauty.
Center stage,
All eyes on you.
And we are all watching for what you will do
With this thing that some strive for, this thing that some live for,
And this thing that some die for.

Inside each woman there is something so beautiful,
Makeup and diet pills can't define,
The latest trends cannot confine,
A beauty so true I dare call it devine.

But something happened along that road.
Beauty was twisted, 
Distorted.
Perverted.
Instead of listening to the voice of the one who invented beauty,
We've been turning our ears to the ones who destroy it. 
With every word they whisper,
With every product they sell,
With every ad they show,
We are drawn to captivation.
A captivation of mental chains.
With every word they whisper,
With every product they sell,
With every ad they show,
We are drawn to captivation.
A captivation of mental chains.

With lack of inspiration,
We conform to the standards of this nation.
You want to be beautiful?
Not with that nose,
That hair or those clothes.
Because your face must be painted, 
Your nails must be, too.
Your few extra pounds shed, 
Because sticks are the style.

I'll show you how to stick your finger down your throat,
And it may hurt at first,
But you'll get used to it.

Now don't you feel lovely,
All eyes are watching, 
So don't let that tear fall.
Don't let that chin drop.
Shoulders back, 
Now walk forward, 
A deceptive mess.

It doesn't have to be like this.
What they call a masterpiece only calls for disaster relief.
Why settle for immitation when you are a set apart creation.
A masterpiece of the Master Himself.
See yourself through His eyes,
And don't buy into the lies.
You are beautiful.
One of a kind.
A work of art.

Your nose is perfect.
Your body shape, too.
Because there is only one you.

Beauty.

 

 

Guide that inspired this poem: 

Comments

Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741