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Beautiful People Standing Around

Updated on April 20, 2012

I wonder about beautiful people
They gather together
And stand
And move
Switching perspectives
Always smiling
Unless they’re not
Then they leave
Then they do it again
And they say what they say
And nothing changes
But their view
Of one another
Not so much their opinion
But their angle
Because people don’t change
They just move

They act out their part
But is it who they are?
Or who they think they should be?
Really they are just desperate
To stand somewhere important
They breathe a sigh of relief when something intelligent is said
Or witty
Because it confirms their standing
And yet it’s so silly
Because what does it matter
To be amongst people
Or to be alone?
It’s all the same
Unless you are trying to get laid

I’ve never learned a thing at a party
Except that I hate them now
I don’t want to be the life of the party
I’d rather people not remember me at all
Except for maybe one thing that I said
One small thing
That was so profound that I could not utter another sentence
Because what would be the point?
Each additional word drowns the previous one into irrelevance
Because then they can’t think about what you said
Instead they must continue to listen
Then they forget
And then where are you?
Standing next to beautiful people
Who one day won't be so beautiful
Unless they shed themselves of these things
Standing next to beautiful people
Who one day won’t be so beautiful
Unless they shed themselves of these things


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    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Good thoughts, Mark. And it points up an unlovely, self-conscious 'posing' characteristic of vain people, but it's not necessarily a trait of all beautiful people.

      My mother used to say that beautiful eyes are the best physical feature because they do outlast most of the others. Of course, that is true only if they are windows to beautiful souls. Mean spirited people's eyes are seldom lovely as they age. But beauty which radiates from within is more lasting.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yeah, physical beauty won't last a lifetime...

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Oh, boy, SP, do you have a "beautiful" way of saying just what I think. Some parties are just not parties, and that's what you've caught here. Real parties don't have all those "beautiful people" who only want to be seen--from any angle--as long as they get "beautiful" attention! Love this!

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Beauty is SO MUCH MORE than physical beauty.

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      empire mike 5 years ago from empire, colorado

      look at this face! billybuc speaks for me. party on!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A man who speaks for me! Great job! I avoid parties at all costs; I can't gather up the strength to make small talk about absolutely nothing. Loved the hub!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow you are so right beautiful people don't usually stay beautiful unless they have plastic surgery .. love your poem...

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