Featured Thoughts. The Power of Beauty. by Brooke Brunson.

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Brooke Brunson, The Power of Beauty, Black Female Writers

“Leaving behind a shallow soul,
Which makes inner beauty seem almost obsolete.”


The power of beauty

Nowadays, it seems as if people rather buy looks,
Then educate themselves with books,
Or even acknowledge,
Their own self worth,
Leaving behind a shallow soul,
Which makes inner beauty seem almost obsolete.
And in so reinforces the message that,
Looks will take you far,
Questioning if your own beauty,
Looks even good enough to compete.

Girls not even young enough to vote,
Asking their parents for breast implants,
While others slip through the cracks,
And succumb to the deadly desire to be thin,
While withering away,
Like a brittle frame of bones and skin,
But what about those who hate the complexion of their skin,
So much that they rather buy over the counter creams,
Just to bleach their skin.

Hmm…oh what a wonderful world we live in,
That twists the sick standard of perfection,
Into an illusion that looks better face-to-face,
More like a plastic doll,
Then a human face,
So you rather me lay my life on the line
Just to look like the people I see today.
Is the price of beauty that high?
Are you insane?

Throughout time,
I have realized
That the power of beauty,
Can be an ugly thing.
It can either make you happy,
Or make you miserable for the rest of your days.
And even if you try,
To alter your face,
Or make yourself believe that looks will never fade,
Know that, as you get older,
Things will change.
And the looks you once praised,
Will never be the same.

About the Writer

Brooke BrunsonBrooke Brunson is a 22 year old freelance writer who has been writing poetry and short stories for her local newspaper since the age of 15. She published her first anthology entitled “Verse” roughly 4 months ago when she signed her first publishing contract. In addition to writing, Brooke also runs her own business part-time. Her online store offers products ranging from make-up, vitamins, eco- friendly cleaning products and many other common items. Brooke also works part- time as a parking cashier at Children’s hospital of Philadelphia. An only child, she lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a single parent mother. This is her first big break.

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