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Sun, 06/01/2014 - 18:45 -- AJay

You do not have to shimmer to be gold

Look at Frida Kahlo, in all of her glory

People look at her, unibrow and all

And she is well known and liked

She didn't pluck, wax, or tweeze

She didn't have to shimmer to be gold

 

You do not have to shimmer to be gold

Look at Botero's people, plump and round

They sit outside and have no shame

They have beautiful clothing and fancy hair

Never do they cry or have salads and pills

For they do not have to shimmer to be gold

 

You do not have to shimmer to be gold

Look at Donatello's "David," nude and unashamed

He's not perfectly porportioned or sought after immensely

But he doen't hide behind a silly sheet

He doesn't act crazy or like a jerk

For he doesn't have to shimmer to be gold

 

You do not have to shimmer to be gold

Look at Da VInci's "Mona Lisa"

She smirks because you don't know her

But everyone wants to uncover the "mystery"

Of the plump peasant woman

Who doesn't have to shimmer to be gold

 

You do not have to shimmer to be gold

Look at Rodin's "The Kiss," two lovers embracing forever

Showing the imperfections of love in its perfect form

They are nude and vulnerable but together

Worried not about the kid threatening to gag or the romantics' sighs

For they do not have to shimmer to be gold

 

You do not have to shimmer to be gold

Whether everyone calls you ugly

Or you are as round as a cheese wheel

Whether you are average and mysterious

Or happiest when you are together

Art embrases the purest forms

And you do not have to shimmer to be gold

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