Emee.chan is not perfect, but at least she's not a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy...
Society's "Beauty Queens"
I see her around, walking in those high heels
And I can't help but wonder how
Those feet of hers feel.
She's an ideal girl, with her long hair and fake lashes.
She made the concept of natural beauty
Burn to ashes.
She has more followers and likes on her 'gram than I do.
I ask myself day and night
"Oh, why can't I be just like her?!"
Why can't I be as pretty as her,
Have an hourglass figure
That makes heads turn?
Why can't I be loved and adored just like she is,
Be famous and talked about,
Word spreading to the heaven above?
No matter how hard I try,
No matter how much makeup I put on,
No matter how provocative my clothes are
It didn't really get me that far.
I get a few follows and likes here and there,
DM's are rare,
While she gets it all so effortlessly
That it's really not fair!
But is it normal to be obsessed
With "popularity" on social media so much?
To strive to be these "beauty queens" that society
Seems to adore so much?
What about our brains and personality,
Our ambitions and goals,
Our morals and individuality?
I keep asking myself these same questions for years,
Why can't beauty queens be
Brainiacs instead of airheads?
© 2021 Emee chan
Emee chan (author) on July 06, 2021:
Yes, what you said is true, I also think that the ones who are affected the most are teenagers, because they're at that age where being accepted by their peers is what matters to them.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 05, 2021:
Interesting thoughts, and to a great extent true, with reference to the social media norms.
There is a competition to become more popular, more beautiful, than the other person. Social media users may not realise it, but it affects them psychologically, and of course, in a negative way.
Thank you for sharing this.