Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.


As I See It

Some women have been robbed of their natural beauty, marred badly,
Perhaps via birth — a birthmark — or somewhere along the way, tragically.
And they’ve ended up with unsightly patches, (that can draw attention),
Or a number of other things, that are far too numerous to mention.

Thus, (as I see it), makeup helps to return their natural beauty,
It helps them look the way they once were, so to speak — which is fair, surely.
After all, they’re not trying to be something that they’re not, as it were,
But just themselves, and therefore, Christian-wise, I feel that they hardly err.

However, should a women not fall into that same category,
Then her makeup is simply vanity, and quite another story.
One has a legitimate purpose, a reason — a right, one could say,
Whereas, the other is just motivated by pride — into display.

One women’s simply attempting to restore what she has lost, you see,
Whereas, the other is adding, showing discontent, effectively.
One women’s spending her money somewhat purposefully, sensibly,
Whereas, the other’s wasting money, spending it unnecessarily.

Makeup has its place, but away from its place, it acts negatively,
For it’s bound up with pretension, self, envy, a “Jones” mentality.
Plus, it’s not needed where one’s already attractive, blessed with beauty,
Or in other words, where one’s okay, or good looking naturally.

Bear in mind, that all this makeup seeps into the body via the pores,
Allowing chemicals in — and overtime, who knows what that may cause.
Thus, going without makeup, where not needed, makes much more sense to me,
And think of the money that could be saved, used more appropriately.

Yes, it’s better to focus on inner beauty, saving time, money.
It’s better to be chemically free, healthy, no painted lady.
It’s better to me more interested in acting naturally,
Than to put a face on that isn’t really yours — advertise falsely;
After all, women don’t come airbrushed, dolled-up, plastered cosmetically.

By Lance Landall

"Against Him those women sin who torment their skin with potions, stain their cheeks with rouge and extend the line of their eyes with black coloring. Doubtless they are dissatisfied with God's plastic skill. In their own persons they convict and censure the Artificer of all things"