Maxine Smith

Fake, vein, filtered, a fraud,

Mirrors and make up, clogging her pours 


Perception of FAKE 

Is the wrong concept to take 

Six inch makeup gives her

CONFIDENCE to get through the day


Too fat, too skinny,

Split ends and ungroomed

Ripped clothes and run down,

Cant she afford new shoes?!


Life can be a graft,

A struggle just to wake

Simply getting dressed,

a positive step to take


Her baby scrykes,

Her kids will fight

Explosion of deviance,

Shes not raising them right!!


Testing boundaries

Are kids daily goals,

Dont you think there won’t be 

CONSEQUENCES when they get home!



I see YOU

Beautiful and REAL


I see YOU

SURVIVING all your days ahead 


I see YOU

You got this, your doing MORE than just fine!!



  • Sam Cork

    To the girl that is my daughter I SEE YOU, a beautiful, intelligent, funny and above all, strong woman. I am proud to have you as my daughter xxx

    • Maxine Smith

      Love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
      Proud to have you as my mother ❤️

    • Neville

      an interesting and original poem , no matter how ya look at it...


      • Maxine Smith

        Thank you, I’m glad you liked it.

        • Neville

          I did indeed my friend.... N

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks for posting MAXINE : What you say is so so true ! Our perception of PEOPLE is never the REALITY : because of our misconceptions and prejudices ! GOD does not look on OUTWARD APPEARANCES ~ Too much makeup - Figure - Bad hair day - Ill clad and shod - unable to control her children etc etc ! GOD looks on the inner-person ~ GOD looks on the HEART and so should we ! Thanks for caring & sharing !

          Blessings & Peace & Love
          Yours ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • Maxine Smith

            Thank you both, I’m happy you guys enjoyed it.

          • Goldfinch60

            In our life we are tested and rightly so, without those experiences we would never learn and without that knowledge you would never have become the wonderful person you are now.

            • Maxine Smith

              This is such a kind response Gold, thank you so much.

            • Michael Edwards

              Great to come across something original in both content and format - great read.

              • Maxine Smith

                Thank you Michael, I’m glad you liked the read, I’m enjoying catching up on yours also.

              • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

                Powerfully expressed and the plight of many young women and how society comments on them in negative annoying ways. One shouldn't care less, be carefree about their looks and comments, just ignore them and fly breezily as if they don't exist. Soon they will know they don't make a dent on you. You are pretty from what we see so imagine all the real ugly women in the world , I tell everyone to look those below you, they are surviving ok. Not everyone has to look a beauty pageant, there are other areas and skills for women not just the looks department gahh. So kudos for your creative awesome poem!

                • Maxine Smith

                  Aw thank you, I appreciate such a lovely response, you are right, I believe that beauty lies within any way, if only the rest of the world can see that also.

                • orchidee

                  Good write Maxine. Yes - we can't know, we can't say, we can't judge, of other's situations. We don't even know people in the street or town, unless we bump into a friend or relative there.

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Exactly!! Thank you Orchidee, appreciate the lovely comments.

                  • Suresh

                    You have so poetically defined the trials and tribulations of life. A masterpiece of originality, great depth

                    • Maxine Smith

                      Thank you so much Suresh, much appreciated.

                    • FineB

                      Hi Maxine.

                      An interesting and incredible poem.

                      Perceptions sometimes we can be misled by them.

                      Keep writing FineB

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