Tin Can By Tin Can, 7th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I'm a firm believer in natural beauty. I do not believe it should be hidden under copious amount of makeup. I agree beauty can be enhanced. But subtly.


The face is aghast with a makeup mask.
"Why so much slap...?" Is the question I ask.
For in their mistake, their beauty they forsake,
Reminds me of a clown and his thick milkshake.

The application is thick, when watched, a neat trick,
To be able to apply and make it look so slick.
Years of practice as well as diligence and care,
To make it adhere, and match the clothing they wear.

I remember the sin, when young girls would begin,
The ritual wherein there'd look like a mannequin.
For they did not know, and mum had to bestow,
Teachings of how to apply the oily base glow.

Max Factor and Quant, made all the girls want,
The opportunity to look a lot more elegant.
But it was a farce. For false beauty does not last,
As can clearly be seen through any looking glass.

The mirror never lies, that's why girls fool the guys
Into thinking they've won a worthy prize.
The prize of a pretty girl, who puts his head in a whirl,
And who, could possibly be the one to make his toes curl.

I once knew such a girl. An hour she'd take,
With me constantly screaming, "for goodness sake."
Even with me pacing in a strop, making a fuss,
Whilst applying her makeup, she'd still not rush.

But, at the end of the day, she had her own way,
And I really had to say, she did look okay.
I still say, why, do women choose to decide,
To cover their natural beauty of which they hide?


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My poetry tend to veer towards feelings of emotion. Love. Sex. Desire. Most of my verses will reflect these sentiments as I mainly write straight from the heart. 31 Jan 15.

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