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On the cover of Cosmo

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The mirror only manifests the illusory of the shell for it cannot interpret.

I pray I never see the travesty of my sister's transfigured by fads

I cannot will myself to cling to society's need of conformity.

I am always chilled and chained to the carcass of life's regrets.

It seems as though I am submerged in the fabrication of beauty-

Tied by the throat to the whole "American Dream" Bullshit.

And yet, it seems each day another falls from middle class.

And yet, it seems each day another ugly child is chosen last-

I am still humbled by the act of soldier's and their arms,

Their willingness to fight for this diseased dream if only for tomorrow,

I will not tread deeply in this subject for I admit I know little.

But have we not come into perceptible existence welding camera's,

I proclaim beauty alone does not rest in injections and surgery,

But in the hearts of those destined to sustain life, and transcend it-

How is it in this late world our role models are junkies and prevaricators?

I do not wish to die alone but I cannot concede to today's concern.

I conclude I would be a happier hermit than jaded accomplice

My words are whispers in a crowded room, and yet I cannot help but advocate;

Therefore, today I become the bull.

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The shells we pick up on the shores are the pretty one, The girls and boys in the bars-the same, and there's nothing wrong with outer beauty if it doesn't tarnish our inside. I don't think I am being chauvinistic when I say "overall" it more...

The shells we pick up on the shores are the pretty one, The girls and boys in the bars-the same, and there's nothing wrong with outer beauty if it doesn't tarnish our inside. I don't think I am being chauvinistic when I say "overall" it more important to women as they use it as allure(It takes women much longer to get ready) Take time to watch the 70 years and greater as they communicate-That part of life is gone and it's all about who you are as a person. I agree with you and if each of us can learn this lesson at a younger age, you can laugh at those who don't. I have become more about how I can make you laugh and enjoy my company than what I look like. And I'm better for it.

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Vangoman
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I didnt mean to imply that outer beauty was wrong, I meant to imply that it isnt everything. I watched the news the other night and a women was injecting her 8 year old daughter with botox! On top of that my little sister tried to commit suicide...

I didnt mean to imply that outer beauty was wrong, I meant to imply that it isnt everything. I watched the news the other night and a women was injecting her 8 year old daughter with botox! On top of that my little sister tried to commit suicide because a girl at school called her ugly. Your outer appearance is definitely a reflection of self respect, and I believe in putting the effort into the way I look. It's just that the media and magazines are cramming this "youth beauty", and "Cosmetic Surgery" down everybody's throat and I find it repulsive.

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Uniquely...Disfunctional
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I think were saying the same thing. Inner beauty is the more important one, but society judges on the outer one. I'm very sorry to hear that about your sister I hope she is doing well. Children tease only to become part of a crowd with no thought...

I think were saying the same thing. Inner beauty is the more important one, but society judges on the outer one. I'm very sorry to hear that about your sister I hope she is doing well. Children tease only to become part of a crowd with no thought of their consequences. Botox at 8? I don't undestand!

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Vangoman
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Good work Uniquely D. You've packed a lot of emotion into this piece, and given the circumstances it's hardly surprising. I hope everything works out for you and your family. Girls are put under so many demands by the celebrity saturated culture...

Good work Uniquely D. You've packed a lot of emotion into this piece, and given the circumstances it's hardly surprising. I hope everything works out for you and your family. Girls are put under so many demands by the celebrity saturated culture is it any wonder they become so vicious and cruel to one another?

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Tsnclr
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Exactly! And the woman didnt believe that what she was doing was wrong?! What? My sister: She is doing great now. I'm trying to get her to understand but she's a teenager. Thanks guys for the comments

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