Beauty vs the beast (Free verse) by UAFANTHORPEY
My hideous face
with scars burning on the surface
and warts erupting out of my demented skin
Cannot be fixed
or by cosmetics
or by the human touch.
Your beautiful face
with perfect eyes shining on the surface
and red lips raging the fire within
Cannot be improved
But my face hides a beautiful soul.
With heart, happiness and joy.
When I am gleeful it is real
And I can show how real it is
By smiling; and yes I will always smile.
My disfigured body hides blood, bones and frailty.
Your body hides nothing.
You have no soul, no heart no bones.
You show all you have but none of what you are.
Your beautiful face has nothing else.
They'll take you for your body
And they'll leave you after that.
I do not wear a mask to cover my inperfections.
But you do!
Every morning you spend hours
With that lotion for your face
With that shampoo for your hair
With all the make-up to cover the faults.
Beautiful it is but it is forced beauty.
It is in the eye of the beholder
And I dare say you hate yourself more than I do.
You put on the cream to hide the wrinkles of ageing.
But your still ageing.
You'll still die, wont you?
There is no cream for that, is there?
And It doesn't matter what you look like
When your gone.
Because you'll never come back.
Who is beauty here?
Well I may be ugly but people always come back
Do they for you?
So don't ever insult me again.
Take your jewellery
Take your covered up face
Take the fake sense of beauty
Take away the forced power
And come back..
WHEN YOUR REAL! LIKE ME!
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Posted: November 5, 2002 10:52 AM PST; Last modified: November 5, 2002 10:52 AM PST
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