Beautiful, truly beautiful

She shaved her head for a wig,

You had said her hair was too frizzy.

She cut off her fingers and toes,

Because you didn’t find them too womanly.

She cried herself blind,

Her eyes weren’t pretty enough,

The eyelashes fell one by one,

In her attempt to bat them pretty.

She is more scared of fat than death,

Life? You burned that ages ago.

From the time she is taught to hide her scars,

To when she looks “perfect” but conscious,

You have destroyed her.

You have wrecked her soul.

Beauty has no definition,

And I do not allow you to force yours,

For everything and everybody without you,

Is truly, heavenly beautiful.


25 thoughts on “Beautiful, truly beautiful

    Never stop thinking and never stop writing.
    Let nothing in the world dim your smile and awesomeness! ❀

    You reminded me of something I had written once, maybe you have read it but anyway I want to share. πŸ˜€
    Ever notice how the waves never accept defeat in front of their enemy β€˜gravity’? However they do rise,mightier than before.Just like that you must never bow in front of people’s β€˜definition’ of beauty.Because to define is to limit,your beauty isn’t for that. ❀

    Jazakillah khair for such a thoughtful post.Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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  2. Girls today have made cosmetics the definition for beauty. Simplicity is hardly appreciated, very little do they know that simplicity is beautiful (but hard as well in today’s world) than complexity. Glad to see this post! Jazakallahu khairan! πŸ˜„

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  3. Wow!! Masha’Allah! ❀ Thank you for writing this! Believe it or not, I have been thinking of writing on this exact same topic for the past couple days but didn’t know how to put it into words in a way that would both make sense and leave a lasting effect on the minds of readers. And you managed to do both! Great job! Jazak Allahu khairan!

    It is sad how superficial and unrealistic society’s standards of beauty are. People don’t realize the damage they’re causing women who are in a constant (and never ending) struggle to meet these standards, which often has a negative impact on their lives both physical and psychological. The problem is that as little girls we don’t know of any other version of beauty than what we see on TV which makes us falsely believe that that’s what beautiful is like and by the time we’re adults it gets embedded in ours minds. We literally grow up watching adverts promoting fairness products, clearer skin, straighter hair and even whiter teeth (ok I’m all for oral hygiene and whatever keeps our teeth clean, but you get my point) Whatever happened to natural beauty? And why don’t the elders do anything about it? They’re partly to be blamed in my opinion, you know those who want a “slim, fair bride” for their son (who’s probably pot bellied for all I care). Pathetic double standards.

    There’s only one thing I’d tell those who constantly worry about people’s opinions, whether it’s to do with looks, behavior, beliefs or anything for that matter: do what you want, when you want and how you want, and screw people, honestly they got nothing on you. Just be you and trust me you’ll do just fine (as long as you fear Allah and do the right thing)

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