Underneath

From Art of Mind: Philosopoems to the World

*Underneath*

You know, it ain’t easy standing here naked,
So please find something good to say…
I know you didn’t want to see people naked,
but please find something good to say.
This wacky act of liberation
is really
Courageous Underneath…
I know, right now the last word
that comes to your mind is
“underneath.”
Though I know I’m showing too much,
Would it kill you to give a compliment?
My being crazy enough to be nude
shouldn’t discredit an honest compliment.
My body is really quite nice—
I often work out…
Look at my chest, pecs and biceps…
Can’t you tell that I work out?
My abs are pretty tight,
And I know my package is good…
It is, though, isn’t it?
Please tell me my package is good.
If it’s not, go back to my biceps,
My chest, or my abs.
Which one do you like most?
My biceps, my chest, or my abs?
No, don’t call me those names—
That should not discredit my body…
Ok, fine, you can call me names,
Just as long as you credit my body.
Just Please give me a compliment!
Any compliment will do!
Those like me are standing here naked,
Hell, it’s the least that you can do .

Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved
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