Ask the World

Ask the World

A Poem by Broken Hearts
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Society has set beauty standards that are impossible to reach, yet we continue to strive towards them. Once we reach them our society just might accept us and we'll be perfect in their eyes.

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Beauty standards have been held high.
Look at them now, they're as unrealistic as can be.
We've set them ourselves for each other,
Acting like we know what real beauty is.

Have curves in the right places and
you're automatically a beautiful girl.
Wear layers of makeup to hide your flaws.
Change everything you are to meet our required standards.

Don't look in the mirror,
It won't tell you the truth.
Instead ask the world what they see.
They'll tell you everything you wish to know,
Even the things you don't desire to know.

Tans and toned muscles,
It's all women will ever find attractive.
Spend hours working in the gym,
For the perfect body.

Don't look in the mirror,
It won't tell you the truth.
Instead ask the world what they see.
They'll tell you everything you wish to know,
Even the things you don't desire to know.

Never forget you'll never be good enough.
You'll never be who we've designed you to be.
You'll never reach the perfection of all the others on TV.
You sure can kill yourself trying though.
We'll be sure to continue giving you more unreachable standards.

Sincerely,
Your Society


© 2017 Broken Hearts



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It is great that at your age, you have grown socially aware of our society's standard of beauty. It is a continuous battle for all as we are all vessels trying to fit into this world.
However, to bring awareness and become understanding of where such stigma arises from helps greatly for us to then thrive to support each other versus tearing each other down.
My favorite lines:
Don't look in the mirror,
It won't tell you the truth.


Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tamara

7 Months Ago

It is fantastic that finally someone put the flaws of our society in a poem. I really like it and I.. read more
Broken Hearts

7 Months Ago

Thank you! I hope I'll be able to come up with more like it soon.
Adore Writing

6 Months Ago

I like this a lot. It is so true!



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so deep and so true, and the fact that you have seen this, is just amazing, and of course, very educational as well. Truly enjoy your writing!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Broken Hearts

4 Months Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read it!
Maria

4 Months Ago

Sure thing. Enjoyed it
Great job! Very intriguing poem. Has a good point as well :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


Broken Hearts

5 Months Ago

Thank you! 😊
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Taz
When you listen to the song unbelivable by diomond rio you can't hear a thing in that song about makeup or shape. Girls should stop worrying about how they look and start thinking about their actions and how they affect others. Be a kind person and the world will like who you are. Don't be someone you're not. Admit it when you're wrong and take it gracefully when you are right.

Posted 6 Months Ago


hahaha, It's like a sttire shown truth about society...Loved 2 stanza and the rest too..:)

Posted 6 Months Ago


Broken Hearts

6 Months Ago

Thank you so very much! Your words mean so much to me! :)
Surya

6 Months Ago

Was my pleasure..:)
You really got the point. Nowadays what matters the most is the outside appearance and what others view about you. To gain their acceptance some people hide their true self and become someone who wasn't really them.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Broken Hearts

6 Months Ago

Thanks for your kind words. I couldn't agree more with you, and I hate being able to agree to someth.. read more
This line: "Wear layers of makeup to hide your flaws.
Change everything you are to meet our required standards. " Have you seen Youtube lately? So...many girls know this, it is even more sad that they don't understand the damage of all of the layers upon layers of makeup that it causes them mentally when they look in the mirror and don't like them selves in their natural state, even if their man does. Note: I went to the club on Saturday with no layers of foundation and I was still a baddie.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Bravo! Unfortunately, many things in life are based on a social unrealistic bias and double standards that has living life a bad reality show competition. You have a keen mind for a 15-year-old and show a depth of understanding and insight that I am sure will test many of your future teachers/instructors/professors. I look forward to reading more of your work and learning from your worldly and unworldly concepts :~) I give your poem five out of five Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!


Posted 7 Months Ago


Broken Hearts

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words! :)
I was your age as well when i found out that society lays such a burden on beauty. Really glad you also discovered this. Apart from that this is a great piece of work and it reads very smoothly. Very well done!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It is great that at your age, you have grown socially aware of our society's standard of beauty. It is a continuous battle for all as we are all vessels trying to fit into this world.
However, to bring awareness and become understanding of where such stigma arises from helps greatly for us to then thrive to support each other versus tearing each other down.
My favorite lines:
Don't look in the mirror,
It won't tell you the truth.


Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tamara

7 Months Ago

It is fantastic that finally someone put the flaws of our society in a poem. I really like it and I.. read more
Broken Hearts

7 Months Ago

Thank you! I hope I'll be able to come up with more like it soon.
Adore Writing

6 Months Ago

I like this a lot. It is so true!

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Added on February 19, 2017
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Tags: society, beauty, lies

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Broken Hearts
Broken Hearts

Montrose, CO



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I'm a 15 year old writer/poet. Most of the things I write are things I can relate to or going through. I don't consider myself a great writer, but I hope I can improve with your help. I'm beginning to.. more..

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