The mirror never lies
Or so you believe.
Unequal to those on celluloid
Causing you to grieve.
Airbrushed and painted on
None of it is real.
Remove a layer, then you’ll see
What was hidden now revealed.
Ads they target girls so young
All to lure those most naive
Into their their dirty scheme.
Makeup, jeans, the latest heels
Superficial to say the least.
None of this makes the girl
Instead a material beast.
Capitalist Devils take our young
And throw them in the fire.
Taking innocence and melting it down
On their greed kindled pyre.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
excellent post and to the point!
Thank you very much my friend. 🙂
Yes, the mirror never lies. That is why I hate it so.
That makes two of us, every time I look in mine I wonder who the old man is that is looking back at me 🙂
A necessary poem!! Very, very empowering to hear this coming from a man! Thank you, Dom!!
Thank you Carol, I do have two daughters which helps I suppose with my opinion. 🙂
Very timely, I’ve just read that modern childhood ends at 12!
That is very sad, we as a culture are ruining our children’s childhoods and this I find very troubling.
Well done Dom!
The mirror doesn’t lie, but sadly, the mind does… often seeing something much uglier than the reflection shows.
Thank you Teagan, I couldn’t agree more and to target young girls is reprehensible. Hugs to you my friend.
Reblogged this on Steve's Blog.
Thank you very much for the re-blog Steven, I appreciate it. 🙂
None of anything is real, is it?
In this case it isn’t, thanks Steve.
One of the best things in watching my eldest niece grow up is her development of her own sense of style. She is one of the few that I have ever met that loves hand-me-downs, especially when she can turn them into something new.
Thank is wonderful to hear, she obviously has a great deal of self-confidence and self-esteem which is so important.