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These past few weeks I've been dealing with several friends and young girls dealing with self-esteem. It especially catches my attention when girls say to a magazine "Why can't I be this skinny?" But the truth is, they're not. They were altered with technology to make it seem as if they're "perfect", but are they really? Along these talks, I had the chance to write a poem specifically on this topic which I hope you like and give any feedback you'd like, thank you :)

The Beautiful Truth

Turn the page, perfect symmetrical body

Wearing the clothes you wish you have

With their glowing colored eyes and skin.

Turn the page, expensive make-up ads,

Make your eye lashes look longer than your hair,

Make your flawed skin look flawless

And your lips look bigger than your face.

Turn the page, tips on boys,

They tell you how to act around them

And try to convince you to be something you're not.

Turn the page, you start feeling neglected

You feel the urge to look like them,

You feel the need to buy their products to look better

And you feel imperfect because they're in magazines and you're not.

But no one said there was only one type of girl,

With only one type of perfect

And only one type of beautiful.

And then you notice,

Those girls aren't real,

They were altered and created with technology,

They're an image from someone else's imagination.

But you are real,

Don't let anyone alter or create your true self,

You're not an image from someone else's imagination.

Turn the page, you're perfect.

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Comment by Latinitas Intern on July 3, 2014 at 10:18am

Love it!!!




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