The world we live inThe world is dark and scary in this ageThe world we live in7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A time when we can't even be ourselves
Sometimes it makes me sick and weary
Just hearing about the stories and tales
What happened to when we were fine
Just being the way we were born
Now every time we turn around,
We aren't pretty enough, perfect enough
Don't have the body they say we need
We don't look like the faked up models
That they display on every image
That confronts our face daily.
Why can't we just live for people
Not for the physical pleasures
And pleasing sights of the eye
These things shall pass away
What will your "looks" be
When we reach for fire and paradise.
Please can't we just let ourselves be
I just don't understand how we choose this
In so dark a world, where our created images
Of women and men are impossible to match
Without resorting to such things.
I believe that the person is what matters
And not what they appear or what they dress
I would rather speak to the mind and soul
Than to please the eyes of the corrupt heart.