Treasure Island

Lilac Time


Culture


You compete for male attention
Thinking it'll fulfill you.
Each glance, each comment
Just fill you up more and more.
Every comb of mascara,
Every spray of hair,
Your cat lined eyes,
The soft beige dew upon your cheek,
The paralyzed pucker of your lips,
The motion in your hips,
The way you forget to zip all the way,
That fine crease beneath your collar,
Four inch heels to feel a bit taller.
All for them but none for you

Submitted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 27, 2014

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I wrote this poem after watching the movie American psycho, and seeing the prostitutes. It's about how woman are taught to please men. It's about learning to love who you are for yourself, and not because other people do. I used to do so much for the attnetion of others because I it satisfied me. It made me feel good, filled up...after a while it didn't work and I realized it's because I wasn't doing it for myself, so it would never be enough. We're taught in some cultures, that we must do everything for someone else. We wear makeup to appear attractive...for other people. Why would we have to be attracted to ourselves? Why would we need to be attracted to who we are? We are already with ourselves....

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