Ideal body image issues
spread across the genders,
societal pressures and media
that force us to surrender.
Magazines that teach disease
through means of airbrushed models,
deserve to be burned, buried or shredded
or pulped like unsold novels.
Articles not based on fact,
just baseless pseudo-science,
by readership compliance.
Six week abs, sixteen inch biceps,
few are immune to the mistruths
and see right through the lies.
Free samples of a protein bar
that'll build you overnight.
Powders filled with magic dust,
to feed the acolytes.
Eat and lift, no other way,
make your home your gym.
Post photographs on Instagram
with sweat dripping from your skin.
Crush that male body image,
those who subscribe from their own volition,
told they're not men by any means,
they weigh less than a bumper edition.
Progress is fruitless
when aspirations are unrealistic,
and the only goal is to lead a life
so dull and narcissistic.
Ignore the advertisements,
worship the mind and not the mirror
and live the life you choose.