Face Value

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksiesilk Classic Group

A face can paint a thousand words and a smile can sink a thousand ships but a mirror reflects the truth of who we are.In today's society one is judged on personal appearance to the point that the content of character matters very little.The media has influenced how we dress adopting an image to go ,in so doing we lose our own personal identity to what makes us unique and individual.The end result is that we all conform to how society perceives our image to be.

FACE VALUE
 
DISPLAYING AN IMAGE OF HOW SOCIETY WANTS US TO APPEAR
THROUGH A LACK OF CONFIDENCE AND AN IN BUILT FEAR
COMPROMISES OUR IDENTITY AND MAKES US ALL THE SAME
THROUGH OUR ROLE MODELS AND THE MEDIA,SO WHO IS TO BLAME?.
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FACE FACTS,YOU ARE BORN TO BE INFLUENCED BY CHOICE
BECAUSE OF THE NEED TO CHANGE FROM THE SILENT VOICE
PUSHED AND PRODDED YOU INVENT A BRAND NEW IDENTITY
IN THIS CRAZY MIXED UP WORLD WHICH IS DEVOID OF REALITY
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ONLY TO BE JUDGED AND LABELED A HIDEOUS FAKE
YOUR DREAMS TURN TO NIGHTMARES WHEN YOU AWAKE
BUY THIS ITEM,ADOPT THIS IMAGE TO GO
DRAWN TOWARDS THE COMMON TRENDS,YOU CAN'T SAY NO
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IN THE END WE ARE VALUED ON HOW WE LOOK,NOT HOW WE THINK
LEAVING MANY UNABLE TO ATTAIN THEIR DREAMS AS THEY SINK
IN TO THE ABYSS OF DEPRESSION,YOUNG LIVES HAVE BEEN SPENT
EXISTING NOT ENJOYING LIFE,WHAT HAS IT ALL REALLY MEANT?


Submitted: December 12, 2015

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Laura Lewis

Loved it! Especially the last line. I think if a lot of people asked themselves that it'd make them cry. So many people living half a life. Another important issue executed with flawless perfection. You're a deep soul Hun

Sun, December 13th, 2015 6:44pm

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Thanks for your heartwarming and precise evaluation of my poem Laura.Yes I am indeed a very deep person where still waters run deep.I'm not trying to judge other people here but mainly Making an observation and stating a fact.One can't change the world or the perception of others when we are all Influenced by the god of media and consumerism.It's a corporate world we live in.

Sun, December 13th, 2015 10:54am

jimmy valentine

you've explained the reality of this society.Fakeness all around us.Ive really stated falling in love with your work.

Thu, January 7th, 2016 8:27am

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I'm glad that you can empathise with what my message states here in this poem.Yes people tend to adopt the image to go and don't realise that they are being manipulated and molded by the media and fashion culture.It's what's on the inside that counts.You can't dress a soul up like some candy cain or sugar plumb fairy.Thanks for your earnest view and positive feedback on my poetry.

Thu, January 7th, 2016 12:41am

benawriter

Exactly.

Thu, December 1st, 2016 4:26pm

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Yes,no more needs to be said,if a picture paints a thousand words what does it say about the image of the modern day woman?.

Thu, December 1st, 2016 9:08am

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