Another Girl Robbed Of Her Esteem (When Will The Nightmare End?) Poem by Michael Fischer

Another Girl Robbed Of Her Esteem (When Will The Nightmare End?)

Rating: 4.0

The demon takes shelter in her fear.
It awakens just prior to her slumber,
takes a hatchet to her insides,
and leaves her vulnerable in the night!

The jarring sounds from the outside
grow loud; none of them familiar.
She shakes in her striped tube socks
and slowly shrinks beneath her sheets.

Her world has almost tripled in size;
She is left to fend for herself.
Her voice has grown high-pitched
and her escape route is a dead end.

Her demon disappears in the darkness.
Its reflection hides in her bed.
Her demon? Her mirror image.
Her fear? She’s not beautiful.
But she is beautiful; inside and out.
But she’ll never know; She reads Cosmo!

* Sunprincess * 24 August 2015

....most incredible, congratulationson on member poem... cosmo cares only to sale magazines ★

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Jasbir Chatterjee 24 August 2015

Great poem...Modern living has its own side effects and often the need to conform is more important than anything else.

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Ramesh T A 24 August 2015

It reminds me of exorcist movie we are all familiar with!

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Kay Vitter 31 August 2008

Wow! I can see you’re a passionate person. Drivel like Cosmo isn’t as bad rape (I will at least concede Cosmo that) but I do agree with your sentiment.

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Con Nie 10 June 2008

Very sad a beautiful person feels so low after reading something like Cosmo or other magazines where they feel they just don't measure up after seeing all those models. Seems this low self-esteem has been going on for years. In my day you had 'Twiggy' to compete with. I can remember fainting from starving myself to be so thin. Not healthy at all to do. Anyway, good writing on this subject. Sincerely, Connie Webb

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Douglas Scotney 24 August 2015

I wonder if it's stranger that a man doesn't wear lipstick than that a woman does?

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Kody Dibble 24 August 2015

Fierce write and suburb imagery!

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Bharati Nayak 24 August 2015

Glamour and fashion girls as well as men shown in TV, commercials and in fashion magazines set unrealistic standard for common people and they feel frustrated when they find that they are not measuring to the standard. It creates fear in them and kill their spirit.It is the price of modern life that we are suffering.

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Edward Kofi Louis 24 August 2015

Inside and outside; but, faced with the muse of life. Nice work.

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Kim Barney 24 August 2015

Such truth expressed here. Not just Cosmo, but other magazines and ads on TV, etc. Well done!

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Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer

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