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Society is ugly.
Not you.

Beauty is defined by
How you act.
Not by the number on the

Starving doesn't work.
Purging doesn't work.
Pills don't work.

The girl you see
In the mirror is
Just the way she is

Don't get upset because
You don't match up
To the media's

Cutting won't work.
Crying won't work.
Dying won't work.

Remember this:
Society is ugly.
Not you.

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Thankyew to everyone for the great comments! <3

Stay Beautiful <3
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emoretional Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What an interesting interpretation! And it's absolutely true that no matter what we do to our body, we'll always be too much or not good enough.
AngelKite Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We make up society though ): and what if we aren't happy with the way we are?
It's funny how we readily accept others' flaws but hate our own. That's the way I am, anyway. ;; 

Nicely written.
CoralConspiracies Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
But I want to escape from society - the thing that's forcing me to escape from myself...
KimikotheLexicon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Society, to me, is more than ugly. It's manipulative.  
Then when someone dies, society doesn't care and makes life more hellish.

Beautiful poem
ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think dying will work out just fine.
OriginalWrighter123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I hope you realize how much this means to people...
fufik91 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Oh... this made my day. :)
starsinmydreams Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Powerful. You are awesome.
TheDigitalAbyss Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Society is one the major leading causes of mass murders, eating disorders, and suicides.

When it comes to society you have to work at simply not caring, who gives a shit what that crowd over there thinks... Chances are they are not half of what you are inside.

Let the haters live their worthless lives, find something that makes you happy and no matter how opposed others are you fight for it, and you live it!
XenocidaEnder Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Society is the reflection of the people. Distorted and grotesque one, perhaps, but a reflection none the less.
wittlecabbage Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
society is hideous, ugly doesn't even begin to describe it...I have struggled with anorexia and feelings of going away forever, but I have an amazing person in my life now and I am doing a lot better, I have begun to gain weight and the best part: I FEEL GREAT...the sad thing is that his niece (10 years old) saw me one day and noticed how skinny I am and lifted her shirt to show her belly and said that she is so fat, and she wishes she was like me (now I am gaining weight but i am still really under weight)...I kept telling her that she was perfectly fine, and that she doesn't need to worry about that stuff...such a shame, this society is just, ugh...
TweediestJ4K3 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I started laughing when I saw Emo-Club in Featured in Group
Cheeebs Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
This is so beautiful, and so true. Society is based around vanity which is completely ridiculous considering we have these huge things inside our head that we could use to see a persons personality before their outer shell.
SilentHex96 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
It's short, but it means so much. Society does make many people believe that beauty is just one certain look, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and as long as you believe you are beautiful, that should be all that matters.
CaelRanya Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so true...
ShineLikeADiamond Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful i love :)
Kazzuru Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
theheek Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing poem i couldnt agree more
XenocidaEnder Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Here's an interesting thought - WE are society. We define what's beauty, and what is not. We define what's right and what's wrong, what is crime and what is justified - so if there's anything wrong about the society (like, for example...dunno, EVERYTHING), it is but a reflection of our own inhumanity.
MilkyMichi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It looks like lsp is saying it becuse of your icon.... I luv it :3!
Valkyrei Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this!
C-Allagash Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I really like the poem and the idea of it.

It reminds me of my adolescence.
Crying, wanting to die, starving and with an extreme hate for the mirror.

I'm thinking seriously about showing it to a friend of mine.
luminous-light14 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Love this work. True to its meaning. BEAUTIFUL POEM!
MyBabyAce5 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student General Artist
A lovely piece of work and very inspiring. I have self-esteem issues and reading this always brings a smile. Thank you!
Susi-THzombie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, society is ugly, but isn't everyone part of society..? An individual can be beautiful, yes, but we're all part of the society, we all help to make it the way it is, which is a shame.
Meow7900 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you.
Woolfox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I loved the line "dying won't work". : D

Very well written. ♥
ExoticJackal Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist
You're a part of society. JSYK.
Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
I agree that society is the ugly 'being' here, as it defines what we 'should' be if we want fame, love, etc.
BUT, I have to wonder... We all live in that society, we know its rules, we know how it acts, we know a lot about it. Does that not make us a part of that society? Are we not deeply entertwined with it?
If that's the case, which I believe it is, then we should be ugly as well, because we choose to follow the rules of society.
In the end, society would not exist if there were no people.
LetThereBeApples Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
0-0 I loves yew :heart:
mickiidino Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
:heart: nuff said
Kawaii4eva Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true.
LittlePenguinTula Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This poem shares an important message, but I do have to say: it is not nearly as simple as you make out. It's not just media that causes eating disorders or depression. It's not just society that causes eating disorders or depression. It is far deeper and more complicated then that and I feel this poem is very stereotypical, touching on only the common beliefs that people have as to what causes problems amongst the younger generation these days. I have an eating disorder and I can tell you my life is not all about what the media want me to look like. Sure they don't help, but they are certainly NOT the reason I'm like I am. It has to do with the fact that for a long time I've been unhappy, and not eating is a way to control it. Cutting is a way to silence the mania and guilt going on in your head. People get addicted to it, it's a way out, it's a way to release the anger that has built up. Obviously that doesn't explain it entirely AT ALL, these issues are far more complicated than that, but one thing I do know is that an anorexic physically CANNOT just say 'Oh, so it doesn't matter if I don't look airbrushed all the time. Ah well then, I'll just eat. Then I'll be happy.' You have a lot of insight to gain in to the world you're writing about if you think self hatred is as simple as you make it come off in this poem.
lawdeezy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
It's so hard to remember that sometimes
lemonmarshmallow Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
LittleMissUnholy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I see a model's face on a brick wall.
A statue of porcelain perfection
beside a violent city kill.
A city that worships flesh.

Song of myself by Nightwish [link]
Director1265 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Wow...that's deep...
Animefan-279 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Depends on who "you" is.
gomopy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
oh my goodness i love this ;-;
its so beautiful
so true <3
AmnesiaGurl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Artist
musicfreaklisa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
MaeSilverpoint Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant and beautiful. Nothing more to be said.
Kitty-1116 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful, and speaks simply but loudly. Wonderful job!
kiwii-marshmallow Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And ur lsp icon makes me like this more. ;3
mebemishy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love this! infact, society is HIDEOUS AND REVOLTING DX
CrematedMan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Writer
This is f-ing beautiful. You should be proud. Great message that truly needs to be reiterated.
RubyDawn1982 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Awwwwww you have Lumpy space princess as an icon I love her she's my favorite.....AWESOME poem by the way I try hard not to listen the media about what's in and what's out glad you put that out there nice job.
BleedingSparrow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.. it's just amazing
ElizaVanVeen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anto-Sullivan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
So true!! And is explain in the most simple way... Love it :heart:
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