Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vanity

With a fierce determination,
these architects plan
and sculpt
and build
their bodies
into monuments
of self-discipline
and sheer will power.

They are temples
worthy of awe
and admiration,
but some display
their weakness
as peacock feathers.

Those who graffiti
their bodies
until they've no more
skin left uninked,
display the worst
kind of weakness:
vanity.

4 comments:

  1. While I may not agree, this is well written and I enjoyed reading. :)

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  2. Is vanity the worst kind of vice? I'll need to think on that one.
    Just last night my family was watching America's Funniest Home Videos and the most hilarious video (I could not stop laughing, truly) was a guy making a fitness video who hit himself in the face not once but twice with the stretchy fitness equipment thingy. OMG I am giggling now just thinking about it. Hah!

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  3. I think vanity is something more to ridicule.. sin maybe but there might be worse I think.

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  4. I could not agree with you more. I do despise tattoos generally, but those who tattoo their whole body do not impress me.

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