The Ministry of Vanity

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.

A woman

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

Published by Joel Prickett

I have a desire to help people with my writing whether through stories, poetry or personal contact. I’ve seen and been through a lot in my life and have learned the purpose of it is to help others

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