Societal Standards for Women

My hair is long, which is nice, but I have too many split ends,

My natural hair is wavy, not straight like theirs in my defense,

I’m short, I could never be a model, I don’t have the body for that,

I don’t have an hourglass figure, I’m not thick, I’m just fat,

I don’t have high cheek bones, so I fake it with makeup,  

And my boobs aren’t big enough, so I’ll always have to wear a push-up,

I had braces years ago, but my teeth aren’t perfectly straight and white,

So, I’ll have to use editing apps in order for my Instagram pictures to get likes,

I’m not naturally pretty, I don’t have perfect skin like everyone else does,

But you know what? It’s okay, screw the social media buzz,

We are shown at young ages what an ideal woman should look like,

And told that if we don’t look and act a certain way, a man will certainly dislike,

Who came up with these standards and why are women still trying to be someone they’re not?

Instead, we should be loving ourselves and letting them come to us, but that’s just a thought.

Be comfortable in your own skin, love yourself and do things for YOU,

Because you are all that matters, and happiness is something you can choose.


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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