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"You can't be pretty,
Without being skinny."

That's what they say,
So I start dieting,
And starving myself,
To follow their way.

"You have a disorder,
If you look too skinny."

So that's what I do,
I start to gain,
But it doesn't feel the same,
How much do I even weigh?

"You need to cover up,
If you still don't wear make-up."

I start to wear make-up,
But I don't feel pretty,
I feel like I'm suffocating,
My mom takes pity.

"Don't cover up too much,
You'll look like a slut."

I stop wearing make-up,
They want everything,
Instead of messing people up,
Why can't they chose something.

"Don't you dare cry,
Hold it in with a sigh."

I dry my tears,
I can't show my fears,
But I'm scared,
What if no one cares?

"But you can let emotions show,
So people can love you more."

My insides start to hurt,
My heart is about to burst,
I'm so confused,
What do I do?

"You want to be perfect?
We'll show you how to work it."

They lied.
They messed with my head,
Causing me to hate and be hated,
For me, it's too late
I'm already one of the dead.

We're all perfect,
In different ways,
Don't listen to what they say,
Don't end up like me,
Be who you want to be,
Because fuck society.
We are all unique, we don't need other peoples' opinons to feel good about ourselves. :hug:
I'm not trying to blame society for everything but I know that a lot of people will try to match what society says to get noticed. Plus this is from my view of society and I can put my own opinon. So please don't hate on me for writing this :(
If you miss it, the main message is the last paragraph of the poem...
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AtomicSoviet Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much, it seems like society wants us to be perfect in every way. I get made fun of at school, because I don't look like a plastic barbie. I am also a tomboy and a feminest, so people automatically asume I am a lesbian.
here are some other things that society thinks:
Religious people= Evil, stupid, and ignorant (I am a a Christian and people have called me that)
Atheist= you'll probably get bullied, or discriminated against
Tomboy= lesbian, ugly
Feminists= angry, lesbian, ugly
Woman who does'nt want kids= YOUR HITLER1111!!! GO DIII111!!!
Skinny boys= gay
Intelligence= you will also get bullied for that.
Interest= support
Skinny= anorexia
healthy weigh (not to fat not to skinny)= fat, ugly
If you look like a Barbie= you are fuckin perfect, never change
These are just some of the things wrong with society.
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I agree
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justinjoseee Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Very Nice
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TheDigitalAbyss Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Society is the socialism of life, it dictates what you do and who you like... Fuck society and live your own life.
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smi018 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
there is no such thing as true perfection.
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PepePeky Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
In my country we have a saying that goes: Nije se rodio tko je narodu ugodio.
Meaning: No one was born to please other people.
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like it :)
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Silver-pelt Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this, is perfect.
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:iconjyuunya:
jyuunya Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I think you mean pity instead of petty?
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:iconlets-fight-darkness:
lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank-you for noticing that :D I`ll change it right away!
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jyuunya Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
no problem :)
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GrowlitheAppears Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for writing that piece of truth. I am glad to read, that here on earth still live people, who can see what society does to us. We all are covered with superficiality - if anyone does not do that was erveryone does he is weird or needs to visit a mental house "to be cured".

It is sad, that we are not able to live as individuals but the most paradoxical is that everyone demands his individuality. We should know, that we all are individuals and should have rights to live like that. But we cannot.

Poor humanity.
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Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"skinny"
Nope, we want your delicious curves.
't means that you don't want fat filling dem curves up nor visible bones sharpening the curves.
If your body type lacks curves then your genes are messed up; blame your parents.
Well-applied make-up =/= too much make-up. You want to fix what's wrong (quite a lot, actually).
On another note, blaming other people for you hating yourself is not logical.

I'm not hating you for writing this but I'm annoyed by the fact that you state stuff that's wrong and then label it as your opinion to make up for it.

Still, that's my opinion, so in a way I'm contradicting myself.
I'll be busy all night with these poems over here.
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Yami-noTenshi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So true. If only people learned to be themselves more... Thank you all! Thank you, deviantArt, thank you, fanfiction, thank you, anime... thank you, all, for teaching me, and encouraging me to be myself, and stop trying to please others.
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ZenBlood Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Poems like this are a real trend nowadays.
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cloduy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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xX-uncontrolable-Xx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate :(
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KMusicDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true. But my heart aches to read this, even though I experience this daily. Even though I feel suffocated by society's expectations daily. I read this all laid out before me and it clenches my heart and squeezes 'til it feels on the verge of popping. I had to take a couple of deep breaths after reading this. Well done.
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:iconoldcrowyoungcardinal:
good meaning, dreadful, dreadful poem
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smile7z Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Nicely put.
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sora12212 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Crying is actually a sign of masculinity in Rome, especially in wars. If you didn't cry over your fallen friends it was seen as insensitive and cruel. c:

This is lovely. c:
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MissingNoGhost Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I hate society too! This is a great message!
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SuperBlackdeth666 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
A "masculine" version of this would've likely said, "You can't be hot without being muscular," or something like that.

I admit, I'm a man, and I too have agonized over my inherent inability to build muscle - even going as far as to think that why should I have the right to lust over women's bodies when they won't lust over mine?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that despite our obvious gender difference, I can still relate; that means you did a good job! :thumbsup:
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very true unfortunately.

glad you managed to break loose from society. Not everyone is like that! Just surround you with the right people
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, I'm still trying to break free...its not working
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MissingNoGhost Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Good luck!
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a slow process. I am still not completely loose from it either. But try not to worry about it and do what feels good for you.
And acknowledge that is is a slow and difficult process with fallbacks but be kind to yourself :)
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love your avatar by the way :D

somehow sheers me up
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol thanks :)
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chilipepper888 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I totally agree with you.
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful poem. :icontrixieclapplz:
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Twisted-Curiosity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student
I like it. Cuz it's true!
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Jenniferptrsn94 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Amazing. Just very very amazing.
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LunaMunax Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
<'333~
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lightning198 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Is Very. True. :icontruestoryplz:
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ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This poem is a study of conflicts.

The short version is basically "you are somebody's reason to JO."
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ExSakura-Lit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Honey, don't listen to all these complainers. This poem is fine; it's how you see the world, and it's good that you wrote about how you see the world.
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trueshinken Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Because that's how you improve your art, by not taking critics to heart.
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ExSakura-Lit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Some of these people are critics, but some of them are just outright complaining.
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ExSakura-Lit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Honey, don't listen to all these complainers. This poem is fine; it's how you see the world, and it's good that you wrote about how you see the world.
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samantha898 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
great poem buddy
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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samantha898 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
your welcome aand thank you too
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:) :hug:
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SilentArrow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is exactly how I felt 7th and 8th grade year. Those people in the comments below just want an excuse to troll someone.

This really shows how teens are these days, specifically girls. Guys don't realize that girls have to go through WAY MORE than guys do.

By the way, I love your icon xD
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lets-fight-darkness Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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EggMissile Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
You'll always be given criticism (whether legit or not). This isn't kindergarten where we're told we're all special. Growing thick skin is important for functioning as an adult. Though I guess that's sort of what angsty teenage years are about- the difficult transition from special snowflake world to the real world.
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trueshinken Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*slow clap*
Well said.
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Azurellia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Idgi I agree with just about everything you've said to everyone else and then you're just kind of an asshole to me?
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