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In Defense of Make Up

Updated on October 27, 2010

What is to be said

for I am a man

how shall I blame

a woman

for what she puts on her face

t'is armor to her

a thing she must do

to ward off the way

life wares on her

for forced in the world

for which she wasn't made

judged by her peers

slandered by those who want to get laid

it is illusion

no more

some don't do it well

They try and that counts

says something for their need

not for criticism of form

but a cry for someone

to show them how

to ware their armor

better that their need need not show

their blood to hide


Even amongst the mighty

this problem holds true

the boob jobs and nose jobs

are so the aging can compete

with the young ingénue

For the affections of all

or be forgotten by life

with no purpose at all.


What she wares on her face

hides the crying girl inside

that wishes to be free

to walk unrequired

to do not but what nature would inspire

to nurture without judgment

to teach those who are small

to appreciate nature, self

without being judged or feeling worry at all

but that isn't the world

they live in today

t'is dog eating dog

blood flowing in streets

babes crying for need

in a world that isn't fair

so they go in their bathroom

grab sword, breast plate, shield

go out in the world

to silence their need

if one has a problem with that

by all means lets hear it

but let it not be a man

they don't understand that spirit.


I am a hypocrite you see

my loins my betrayal

but such is my gift to see

what others cant see.

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      Viviss 

      3 years ago

      It's Over ?This hurts because I still love my ex wife and we have chreidln together, but we have had our share of ups and down over the last 5 years. We have made up and broken up several times due to lack of communication. Whenever I want to talk about the problems she shuts down and nothing gets resolved. Either way I still love her she confessed that she still does as well however she has been talking to the new guy online (in whom she has never ever met before) who lives in Australia when we live in West Palm Beach Florida. I know that she is my ex wife but considering that I still love her it bothers me even though he is miles and miles away. Last night I went to spend time with the babies and I wanted to talk with her to find out what really happened and how come we never really tried to fix our relationship. She is mad with me because I have left many times and I told her the reason why I have left. The reason why I have left is because she takes me for granted and when I start to call her on it she shuts down because she thinks that Im either starting a fight (when all I want to do is fix things) or that Im insecure and that I just want to Nag . When she does this I get turned off and then communication goes out the window and we act like neither of us are there and then that's when I decide to leave and break up. So as I was saying last night I tried to speak with her about this issue and she looked at me and said it's over. So im like ok, we never cheated on each other the years, I put her before me in everything, with what little I had I gave, and I was her emotional and physical support whenever she needed me but it was not enough. And now she is chatting online with this guy who lives in Australia that she has never ever ever met and she says that it's over . What can I do to get her back. We have been here before and we reconcile but now she says it's over. When all I have ever wanted to do is fix our relationship and get back to that place we once had. I have tried to move on and date but its hard for me because she still has my heart, and it hurts to hear her say that its over and that she is talking to someone she has never met. I don't even know if he is a rebound guy, because he lives in another country! Is it really over?

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR

      Jaggedfrost 

      8 years ago

      lol then Silent, he and I have something in common but I find the escape more thrilling.

      alahiker, It was a pleasure to write it. I am glad you liked it.

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      Vicki Parker 

      8 years ago from the Deep South

      I rarely wear makeup, but hey, thank for defending my right to do so : ) I enjoyed reading it.

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      SilentReed 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      The fop did indeed dabble in the esthetic arts of cosmetics but only to conceal his true personae and escape the guillotine of extinction. :)

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR

      Jaggedfrost 

      8 years ago

      lol I was speaking from an american mentality of how and why make up is used. You are right. In many other cultures make up or other such matters of aesthetics have a different meaning entirely. Most cultures governed by mass media, however, partake to some extent though.

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

      oh OK, That was just what I got out of it.

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR

      Jaggedfrost 

      8 years ago

      lol I didn't mean it to depress and the comment wasn't meant to answer for every reason makeup has been used.

      Silent, your right, Let the men outshine the women in beauty, Sir Percy of the Pimpernel would agree with you.

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

      Good Grief! Women have been using Makeup and so have men for thousands of years. Think of all the indigionous tribes that use paints on their faces to prove somethng to the other tribes. To most it is a jouyous occasion they were makeup. I found this hub depressing.

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      SilentReed 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Why pray tell that in the animal kingdom the male prance about in their colorfuf makeup and the females are drab and uninspiring.Did "god " made a jest when he did ordain that the female of the human species be any different? ;)

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