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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): beauty

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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....

Comments about this poem (Culture by Lilac Time )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. It's only human, Priscilla Rose
  2. October...come she will., Roxanne Dubarry
  3. Fly Away, Gerry Legister
  4. Good For Nothing (Fun Poem 161), David Harris
  5. I Went, Vera Sidhwa
  6. Se(lection), Tony Adah
  7. Octopus, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Fill Yourself, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Moving Along Avenues, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. My Gift, Michael McParland

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]