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[ Classic Corner ] The Only Opinion That Matters

   
The pain from violence    
committed against you    
and your body    
will eventually end    
   
but only when you refrain from    
   
asphyxiating your poor pores    
with layers of toxic make-up    
   
grilling your hair into burnt    
curly fries with hot irons    
   
ripping pubes from crotch    
in barbaric fashion trend    
   
bleaching our sensitive    
little puckered friend    
the anus    
   
I assure you    
there are men and women    
and everyone in between    
that will love you for    
who you are    
   
You need not bleed    
bake, ache or endure    
such heinous rituals    
anymore to be in their    
individual or collective    
grace    
   
just as you do not have to    
   
walk in Lotus shoes    
with bound, crippled feet    
   
cinch your waist so tight    
within a corset that you are    
permanently disfigured    
   
pump your breasts with saline    
into ridiculous caricatures    
hideously stretched beyond    
personal comfort's capacity    
   
You are unique---    
   
speak words of encouragement    
lovingly to your self rather than    
condemnation and shame;    
   
comprehend you were not born    
into this world a Playmate    
Barbie or Fuck Doll for a reason    
you alone must figure out    
and contend with    
   
How sad it would be    
if we all looked the same?    
   
Self mutilation begins with  
embracing expectations of  
others    
   
It ends with embracing    
ourselves    
   
Yours  
is the only opinion that  
matters  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
#AgnesTorok    
   
 
MaryWalker
Written by MaryWalker
Published | Edited 17th Jul 2020
Author's Note
late non entry for the comp "The Only Poem That Matters" @
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10867/
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