Born as a spirit, shining elation Clothed in a body, taught to feel shame Shaped by prejudice and expectations All in the name of civilisation A nature savage needs to be tamed!
My surface polished by reservations A pretty picture hung in golden frame Fighting the dust; constant clarification Nurtures misgivings, anticipation Fear that in time nothing remains the same
Each crack and scratch brings me deliberation Revives the longing my face to disclaim My silence echoes with reverberation Warns me from merciless retaliation Of world that when beauty's gone forgets names
The poem was very well written. The words you used set the reader a clear image of what the poem is saying. I think many people can relate to what you're saying in the poem.
I ( this is just me I'm very young ) didn't fully understand exactly what the poem meant. I didn't fully get what all the words meant but, I think any reader can understand the jist of what you're saying.
thank you kindly, I'm glad you enjoyed reading this poem
as to the meaning of the poem, the first stanza speaks of that each of us is born free and happy because there's no burden of social pressure as to what we "should" look like and act like - that comes with upbringing and social interaction; the secons stanza says once we give in to this pressure - the "need" to catch up on the "standards" dictated by society, we lose our freedom and become slaves of the hunt for eternal youth; the third stanza then comes to a conclusion that it feels liberating to finally find inner peace and live for true values and true friends instead of wasting time on worries about shallow interests
Most brilliant! I just love it... it's message is awesome, and it's excellently written.
I don't fear aging, itself, so much, no.
I have already experienced pain and disabilities since childhood, so because of this, I feel I have learned what is important, and being overly vain is not one of them. Sure it's okay to put on a little make up once in a while if you are going to go somewhere nice. It doesn't hurt to want to feel like you are making yourself look extra nice upon occasion, because it's something special, and each person should believe they are unique and special, and deserving to go out and do something fun every now and again, if possible.
But I am not someone who would ever do any surgeries to try and permanently make myself look younger... this is losing battle that I feel messes with ones mental image of ones physical self, and does not allow yourself to accept yourself as you are along the journey of what is your natural life. And what is wrong with what is your natural life?
It should be looked at and embraced, and every wrinkle, scar, and grey hair, is only a map to show the adventures and experiences of everything that has made you who you are in the current place you are in the journey where you are in that moment... why cover and change all of that?
Certainly in some instances, I respect a bit of balance in severe cases of scarring, but you know what I mean, I think.
you perfectly summed up what I meant to say with this poem - often less is more and especially when it comes to people judging their physical self... each of us is given a face and a body but both of those are temporary and way too fragile for us to focus on just physical appearance according to me there's no point in wasting hours on chasing minutes, it's nice to look neat but life is too short to be spent worrying about ageing
I'm not afraid of getting old, of the riddles and wrinkles in my face . I fear people that want to stay young by every means possible, and teach they're sons the same, they forget and ostracise the elderly. Foolish and stupid, what are they going to do when age finally catch up to them? Who will love them, then? They're sons that they had teached to despise ageing?
so true, my friend I think those who fight this uneven battle with time become slaves of their own effort, although they don't know what they really want... it's about how one's mind is set, not about what the face looks like
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