Monday, May 31, 2010

It's A Matter of Perspective


They gave her the label that implied she was broken, maybe not defective as such, but not perfect, not like the rest. And people accepted the label and stopped looking for the real beauty, stopped seeing her for what she really was.

And we all went along with it - after all she was
too tall
flat chested
boobs on legs
black
white
a whore
fat
skinny
"emotional"
a victim of ....
pre-menstral
menopausal
high-maintenance
blonde
frigid
not smart enough
too smart
a barbie
"independent"
a lesbian
barren
a bitch
a slut
just a pretty face.

No wonder she felt like she should be in the gutter.

But if you look at her, you may see a tear, but you will also see her radiance. Pick her up, nurture her - see her for all of her.

Writer's Prompts Daily

4 comments:

Megan Bayliss said...

So true for so many gentle flowers in life. The labels we always give people worries me...unless it's me giving the labels....to men! :)

Nice intonations, MG. BEAUTIFUL picture. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mountaingirl said...

Thanks Megan :-)

Julie G said...

Not A fan of labels.

Let's rip them off like bandaids.

:)

Mountaingirl said...

Yay :-)