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Figment

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Figment

I travelled to the world of figments
A place of two dimensional beauty
Air brushed perfection
I tried to look beyond manufactured proportions
Pasted on smiles
Glowing skin

I did not belong there
Not tall enough
Broad enough
I smiled my crooked smile
Reached out to touch a hand
Caress a perfect breast
Kiss those luscious lips
She vanished from my finger tips

No substance there
In the land of perfect hair
Sexy eyes that stare
Yet no one is there
Just a figment of my mind
In a studio designed

Yet sadly for us 
Figments seem so real
They effect 
The way we feel
We can never get enough
We dress like them
We want their stuff
Searching for those hollow dreams
Amongst the pages of a magazine
Trying to create the perfect scene 

I must Step away 
Clear my mind
Choose a pathway redefined
Chase what's real
Not fab design
Those empty dreams were never mine

Figments can never satisfy
Two dimensions are cold and dry
What they call a dream
Is all a lie
I take back my life
So that I can fly


The power of the media makes people feel less than they are.
Time to take back the power and see ourselves in a new light.
Embrace three dimensional beauty and strive to be the one
and only incomparable one of a kind.







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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:14:00 PM
    VERY good theme and poem, Richard. It's very relevant to many of us today. wEll done. (enjoyed your cremation tale)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 1:56:00 PM
    "No substance there In the land of perfect hair" great phrase....It says it all!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nice to see you Victoria, thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 7:48:00 AM
    arr a Masterpiece.. I applaud thee.. Well written and true indeed. Trust that you are well friend :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Very well, thanks
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 12:53:00 AM
    You have described the sad psyche of most people, women especially. We are molded by the media from childhood. What a super poem. BG

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Barb.
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:06:00 PM
    Amen....amen....amen...and yet, we are so conditioned that we would change who we are in a heartbeat to be that beautiful....This is such a sensitive topic for me. My daughter is drop dead gorgeous...her figure full and ultra curvaceous. She has gotten so many compliments and yet, she is not satisfied and is constantly trying to fit this image more or less.....I worry for her. It breaks my heart because she can't see herself through others eyes, and is facing my struggles....:( GREAT WRITE!!!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/10/2013 2:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yup...that's my baby.... :-)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i think about 6 moths ago but not sure, she had long wavey hair.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Recently?
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have seen a picture of her on your Facebook page. She is beautiful.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/9/2013 10:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A fav and will share it with my daughter. If only you could see her..... :(
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Media makes people enthusiastic for a need of unwanted stuff. You have pointed here a good message. I too agree with you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Manel
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Inspirational! Richard! You nailed it! Jimbo

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jimbo
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Fantastic! Nobody will declare my worthiness, but I! Society has enough problems of its own to have the audacity to tell me how I should look, feel, & act. They don't know any better. Excellent writing!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My wife is the team leader for the Kelowna Eating disorder program and now there are men suffering from Anorexia and Bulimia. I think we should be happy regardless of shape providing of course our health is not compromised. People can be healthy or unhealthy at any size.
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Wow Richard this is awesome....love it and soooo agree!