It’s Throwback Thursday! Nearly the weekend… Today’s poem was originally posted in February. It’s about the way in which our society encourages us to base our self-worth on looks and image – which can have devastating mental effects.
Deep within your head,
Social values play their game,
When the mirror’s had its fun,
You no longer look like you.
Emma H, age 26, 13/09/2017
Written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 62 – “Mirror” & “Fun”. If you want to have a go, you can follow the link below:
Photo taken (by me) in the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh.
I can feel the cold stare of a thousand soulless eyes,
Ablaze with scorn and judgment left overt and undisguised,