I click on the video.
She's so skinny.
Why can't I look like that?
I turn on the tv.
She's so gorgeous.
Why can't I look like that?
I flip through the magazine.
She's so perfect.
Why can't I look like that?
How does she do it?
I try a diet.
I try another.
I want to be skinny.
I run a mile.
I run another.
I want to be gorgeous.
I skip a meal.
I skip another.
I want to be perfect.
I starve.
I'm still not perfect.
I give up on perfect.
I'll just be me.

  • Author: ruby.e (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 5th, 2017 15:27
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 71
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  • lasergraph

    Being yourself is always best. We usually find those who seem perfect really aren't. There are flaws somewhere.

    • ruby.e

      True, that's the main message of my poem.

    • bwilliams

      This is a message we should all strive to learn, yet I have not accepted being "just me." Great poem!

      • ruby.e

        I still haven't fully accepted it, but everyone should work on it honestly.

      • LM1005

        I'm glad we aren't all the same. And yes media creates unrealistic ideas of beauty.

        • ruby.e

          Social media puts so much pressure on appearance, it just compells people into conformity.

        • FredPeyer

          Great, great poem, well written and what a good subject matter!
          I decided a long, long time ago, that if people don't like me because of my looks, the heck with them! But social media and advertising does put a lot of pressure especially on younger people who are still trying to find their place in this world. For an old geezer like me it doesn't matter!

          • ruby.e

            Thank you and that's such a good attitude to have about your appearance!

          • myself and me

            I do not think any of them could write a beautiful poem as you. Inside, you are perfect, why care about the outside so much.

            • ruby.e

              Thank you so much!

            • Goldfinch60

              Just be you, you are special and unique. Nobody is perfect. Good write.

              • ruby.e


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