In a World Based On Vision

Why is it that we allow opinions and criticism to confine us?

Billboards, magazines, images and ideals to define us?

Remarks with our reflections

Compiling a catalogue of flaws

Binging, Purging to become thin

Comparing ourselves to illusions thus we never win.


Standards and expectations,

Pulling us down

Hands clasped together

Avoiding their frowns

Their judgements, their opinions on who or what we should be

As we're all growing in the same society.


Photoshopped models, with gaps between their thighs

Agencies and industries,

Feeding the youth with lies.

They play on our minds, until we believe the headlines

A network of needles

Underneath a scalpel and knives.


Walking on a thin line of what is natural and crafted,

Contouring, sculpting and concealing confidence

Cringing at our bare face

If in this world of projection we feel no place.


It's a world based on vision

That makes us feel such division

To apply our make-up with pure precision.


But truth be told differences were created to be accepted

Perceptions were always our own decision.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

My poem on body image and ideology. If you've enjoyed it please feel free to comment or share, it would help me a lot to promote my writing and I would really appreciate it. :)

Spinoza's picture

The world is and has always

The world is and has always been, a dirty place – full of dirty games. The question is, to be a part of it or not, and to what degree?

grimfate's picture

Truth is subjective

Peeling back the layers to discover what lies beneath the masks we all wear. Is it to hide ourselves so we can blend in? Or mearly so others don't feel alone as they desperately clutch for recognition in the annals of social acceptence and trend setters. The irony being they have already been forgotten. Keep penning, your head is full of good ideas.

this is not the end, this is not the begining of the end, this is merely the end of the begining.

callmesisixoxo's picture


That's a good point and thank you ^_^ that encourages me to continue writing!

If you want to dress up like a giraffe, and go to school like that, and that makes you happy then do it!

lizardking's picture

man wants to conquest nature,

man wants to conquest nature, but it turns out they are only destroying themselves. keep doing you, don't let anyone tell you you're not beautiful

callmesisixoxo's picture


That's true, they want the world to operate in a certain way, but sometimes we should see beyond what society wants or the need to change and towards what we want. Thanks :)

If you want to dress up like a giraffe, and go to school like that, and that makes you happy then do it!