20 comments on “Notions of Beauty

    • If only it were that easy. The corporate world, though a lot more relaxed than years past, does not operate that openly. We all know many businesses have a ‘dress code’ written or implied, that puts that whole kibosh on that level of personal expression.

  1. Oh,the agonies of conforming to conventional beauty. It is good when we finally see the light. The young in particular are pressured to conform to the stereotype and it represents a serious problem with health issues. Good poem.

  2. I’m new to your blog, and this is the second of your poems that I have read, and, once again, I really like the voice and the story you write. There is an easy progression and natural storytelling here. I felt sad reading the line about the abandoned beads for her hair, and exhilerated at the end. Lovely!

  3. clap clap clap…good on her getting over the ways of the prim and propper…far too many abuse themselves to fit that mold you know…and to what end…some nice humor along the way as well…smiles.

  4. Sometimes the hardest images to let go of are the ones we impose on ourselves – sometimes they’re the ones imposed on us by our upbringing. I think we all have to learn to be comfortable in our own skins and being who we uniquely are, but it is so hard to actually do that.

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