The Ministry of Vanity
The fakeness of beauty has blinded us in the world we’re in now
How can we tell what you’re feeling when you change your eyebrows?
We’re expected to taste the real you through kissing caked lips somehow?
It seems someone should have said something by now.
I understand the need to impress upon is important for you
The made up mask blocks us from seeing the true you
Is this the impression that we now see as desirable?
Please remove your coating so the real you can shine through
If the eyes are truly the windows to the soul somehow
Why do you curtain them with fake lashes below the fake brows?
And masquerade them with mascara and liners and fake contacts now
Are we truly supposed to see the real you through this somehow?
The ability to blush is a gift given to both me and you
It allows us to see if our efforts are getting through
But the fake blushes and bases are really undesirable
On the basis of not knowing if we’re truly reaching you
These artificial filters are controlling the minds eye now
We’re relying on programming to make us feel beautiful somehow
If there’s one wish that I had for all mankind to do
Would be let the real me really meet the real you
Maybe we should let Maybelline go
Let L’Oréal loose for a while
Not cover the girl with Covergirl
And let everyone see the true gift to the world.
Who was not born with a compact
Who’s been deceived by a made up industry
Can we just let true beauty come back?
And not let it be it’s own fake ministry
Joel Prickett 4/1/19