The Things Which Matter

The Things Which Matter

A Poem by Rhonda

I know to many women like this, it's sad. Maybe this is just a rant, but oh well.



She puts on her makeup,
Enough to look artificially natural.
She straightens her hair
Just to get out the curl.
The high heels on her feet
Elevate her above what she is on the inside.
The inside doesn’t matter,
As long as her clothes look good.
She is packaged,
One size fits all.
Originality, authenticity, individualism—
None of it matters.
The things that count she has perfected
Makeup, hair, the tightest clothes.
She thinks she is a woman.
Psuedo-self respectability is her strongest characteristic.

© 2008 Rhonda

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I wouldn't have expected this from a female writer.

"The high heels (on her feet) Elevate her above what she is on the inside."

Great line.


Posted 12 Years Ago

Yes, there are so many who live their lives behind that mask, sadly. Great write.


Posted 12 Years Ago

Yep, I know the ones. If I ever get famous I'll always be on the "worst dressed" lists cuz I just don't care about the packaging. It's what's inside that counts, and you show that in a very cool way in this piece. They say those who take such care of the outsides (including spotless homes, etc) are doing so because they cannot control their insides. And, as you said, sad but true. I'll say some prayers...cuz us gals/humans need to stick together. Let us find what truly matters, and leave the hype behind. Excellent write, and it didn't sound like a rant at all. Kudos, my friend!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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She puts on her makeup,Enough to look artificially natural.

That's an absolutely genious line.

Scathing write, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

And meanwhile back in being a guy I can walk outside straight out of bed throw on something on a beanie and some coat and not get strange looks. This is real fucked up double strandard but well writen. I really like reading things like this that written well were emotions don't overtake and it just becames some sort of rant.

But if a woman goes out like that people just think less of her what gives? I don't understand a lot of things that females have to go through and for what because that's the way that things are supposed be.

Posted 12 Years Ago

What a sad portrait of a woman you have painted with your words. All too often this is the case. The hair, the makeup, the clothing all are a mask or a costume...simply a fool the psyche into believing the woman is special, worthwhile. If only self esteem were something one could buy in the store...there would be more of it to go around. Thought provoking and well written words here. Lydia

Posted 12 Years Ago

I think a lot of celebrities should read your poem. I agree, your insides are what makes a person beautiful. Thanks for that read.


Posted 12 Years Ago

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