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A Model Figure
by Chanti Niven

Monday, September 24, 2007
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Is this what it takes?

A svelte and sinuous siren
Moves like a snake
with a second skin
Cameras flash
She smiles, seductively
Her hips sway
in that special way
- a perfect frame
for the fashion she models
Later at lunch
she devours her meal
and boasts,
"I eat anything
and stay slim."
It's true ...
She excuses herself,
to go to the bathroom,
and thrusts a finger
down her slender throat

and pukes...

Chanti 2007


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Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci 10/22/2007
So true
Its sad what society puts on people and how it fuels our insecurity
All for the almighty dollar

PS I don't need a finger I just look in the mirror in the morning and there goes breakfest
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 10/20/2007
A serious look at their world. Sad, but all to true in many cases.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/8/2007
So sadly true, Chanti. Thank you for sending an important message. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by E. Richardson 10/2/2007
very very well done...great composition and the theme is apt and unfortunately and sadly true.
Reviewed by Walter Jones 10/2/2007
It is strange what man sees, and the results of desire, both sides of the coin and society, a poem well written.. Walt
Reviewed by Paul Shakespeare 9/28/2007
What Andy said...the J-Lo, Beyonce,Shakira Types!--the ones wiith "junk in their trunk"; "draggin' a wagon"; "Baby Got Back" type of gal! <smile> I think Big Butts & Thick Thighs (not tooo thick0
are fast becoming the "norm" nowadays.

All the best;
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/26/2007
Naaa gimme a buxum wench anytime, bita rumpy...hows de eye babe, hope it's not to good or you'll see his real looks..lolol
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/26/2007
This is a sad commentary on what is construed as beauty. The violation of oneself just for the bucks [$$$] is so tragic. But, then again, what does each of us do that "costs" us in the long run?

A real eye-opener.

Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/25/2007
So sad that anyone would want to look like this picture, but more and more do. Excellent message Chanti, blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/24/2007
Nothing new, this has been practically a requirement for many, many years, so sad that this is the illusion we are suppose to believe is the correct image, isn't it? Great write...

Be safe,
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 9/24/2007
How about some skin with those bones ?!! She won't be a Victoria's Secret model anytime soon unless she IS the g-string :)
No laughing matter though, as we both know a few who have struggled with this condition. A stark and visual write Chants.

Reviewed by Barbara Smith 9/24/2007
Chanti, Good metaphors and loved the ending...this is good writing. Yes!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/24/2007
Yep! That's called doing whatever it takes . . .
Reviewed by Charlie 9/24/2007
good use of alliteration. it works in well with the snake motif.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 9/24/2007
And that sadly, is what our youngsters are following today, to their demise.
Sad for the Models that think they have to do this, sad for those who take notice and think stick is sexy.
:( Ch'erie
Great expose here Chanti!!
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 9/24/2007
well done! sick - i worked in a girls school, body image at least gets discussed, but the pressure of continuous image bombardment gets to us all i think - some students of mine took the exact measurements of a Barbie doll and blew her up to life size proportions - the cardboard Barbie was a freak of size and proportion -a good exercise for them, makes me want to blow up the dolls for real! Stick insect women, preferably pre pubescent in appearance, hairless of course - it says not good things about the male eye/gaze...bring back 50's curves! Monroe for body image, modern financially independent women for mind, and my students would have spend less time starving themselves, or with fingers down their throats after lunch :( Nicky x
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/24/2007

A clear warning to not follow society's image of "perfection": it comes at great cost, endangering health, sanity, and yes, even lives. PEOPLE ARE DYING TO FIT THE MOLD. Sad. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/24/2007
I think girls are looking to the wrong type of people for role "models"; they are too skinny for my liking. I didn't look that bad when I was at my sickest last year (okay, I did go down to a 100 pounds, but I was sick; I had an excuse! I have since put the weight back on and am feeling quite well!)! Sad society we are in when girls are made to idolize razor-thin waifs instead of accepting people of ALL body types!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :(
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/24/2007
Chanti~ Sad to say, YES! but they are learning to love themselves as they are. They are an example (role-model) to many growing girls! Very unhealthy to expel it up, later!
GREAT and Important reminder Poem!
Much love and Warmer hugs, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive! Happy and STrong!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/24/2007
Well not only is it unhealthy...she looks like a afraid to make love to her...might break. lol Good message Chanti delivered in this one.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/24/2007
If our society would just Model what is inside the heart,that is where true happiness lies, It would make for more to be content with who ever they are big or small.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 9/24/2007
Some are genetically slim, but thrusting one finger down the throat is a no no for health reasons.

Some wants to stay slim, and some genetically skinny want to put on weight. We always want what we don't have. I remember when I was a teenager I was only 80 pounds and was named "chicken legs" by many (that hurts), and I tried to take many types of medication and pills to try to make myself grow and put on weight. Money was spent, but result never happened.

I've only put the weight on after I got married.

The model in the picture is too skinny, much like the way I was when I was a teenager. I don't expect myself to look like that again, ever! Model or not model!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by chris stienstra 9/24/2007
Just like fesh paint washing off of a building in a rainstorm....
Everything is on the surface painted like a billboard, but, then, the glue lets go and the advertisement rolls up and falls to the ground. Well written and powerful. This was a great read...
My very best as always
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/24/2007
To most, the "normal" people, models of today resemble more like a skeleton with expensive clothes that a living creature.
Why they do it? because somebody paid big bucks, but far from the "ideal" woman any hot blooded male will have in his arms.
We are puking with her.(but not for the same reason)
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