Friday, September 4, 2015

Beauty's Prey//A Poem

There once was a girl who was colorless
except for the blue of her veins
who despaired over the looks
she could never seem to attain.
she tried to be kind
to the body that she owned
but it was all for nothing
she wanted only bone.
her only friends were mirrors
that told her she wasn't enough
that if she lost a couple pounds
she would then be loved.
and she trusted in their words
as any friend would do
even though their hearts were cold
and their words were untrue.
and as the years went by
she began to fade
striving for the body
that others had forbade.
for she was only a ghost
of who she was before
who struggled for the thinness
that models beautifully wore.
and when her body was hollow
and she felt the end was near
she tried one last time
to stare into the mirror.
but she saw only weight
 that needed to be gone
the never-ending pattern
that had been going on for so long.
and then her heart would not beat
as starving hearts seem to do
dying with the secret truth
that she never knew.
that beauty wasn't about her weight, her looks,
or the size clothes she wore
that beauty was more than just skin deep
that she didn't have to die for.
but she gave herself to beauty
the dangerous sort of kind
that fed her only insults
and seeped into her mind.
and in an act of desperation
she gave herself away
and became another helpless victim
of beauty's prey.

31 comments:

  1. Very much relatable; I love how you captured the depth of the severity beauty could cause. :) It's important for people to know that fact.

    xoxo Morning

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  2. Very relatable, as Morning said.
    Love this. <3

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  3. that is so pretty!

    http://hottowncoolgirl.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love this Eve <3 it's breathtaking

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    1. Thank you, Maiya! I'm so glad you liked it. :)

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  5. Oh, Eve. xx Thank you for this. ;) This was so touching, dear. You have such a talent with words.
    ~ Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh. My. Word. Eve, I loved this to death! I don't even know what to say except, keep writing! :) <3

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    1. Ohmygoodness. Thank you sooooo much, Hannah! <3

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  7. Caught my breath, beautifully written. Captured the essence of an eating disorder.

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    1. Thanks so much, Oakstar! I once wrote a paper on eating disorders for a school project, and it really got me interested in the subject. Thanks so much for your compliment!

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  8. This, oh man. Totally relatable even though most of us have never gone this far. Perfectly worded and flowing, startlingly true. Oh Eve, your gift.

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    1. Oh my goodness gracious. Thank you so, so, so much, Abigail!!! <3

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  9. Beautiful poem, Eve! :)
    ~Katie@ sparklyambitions.blogspot.com

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  10. Your blog is like a glass of fresh, cold lemonade on a hot summer day. (Very cliche, I know, but whatever)
    I just, I can't get enough of it, and it's always so real and honest <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! That is by far the best complement I've ever received for my blog. Thanks again! <3

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  11. wooooooooaaahhhh

    so blown away right now with this. so, so blown away. thank you <3<3

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  12. I won't say that these words are beautiful, for they aren't. They are a stained and dirty mirror in which I see a faded representation of myself. For this is actually something that I struggle with, wanting to look thin and slender. And though I have never gone so far as to starve myself, I have lost weight in the past that I shouldn't have lost. These haunting yet true words of yours remind me of reality and of soul and of joy just around the corner, so thank you! One day soon I will post about my struggles.

    Hannah ~Grace in Everything~

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  13. Wow this is a very powerful poem! Incredible and beautiful. <3

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  14. Wow, I really liked this post!! It's absolutely beautiful!! <3

    Oh and I wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the 777 challenge (http://apieceofmysky.blogspot.sg/2015/09/the-777-challenge-random-scribblings-6.html). I hope you'll take a look at it and maybe give it a try.

    Keep blogging <3
    ~Ash
    apieceofmysky.blogspot.com

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