Marilyn was gorgeous
Gorgeous (oh so nice)
But while she was dead gorgeous
It came with such a price

Her hair of golden, golden locks
Required continual bleach
Striving for the gorgeousness she
Needed always reach

She had an eat disorder
Which gave her so much strife
(Not on odd occasions but)
She suffered all her life

To make her face more ‘cloud-shaped’
Under the surgeon’s knife
She went to look more gorgeous
Which added to her strife

Yes, Marilyn was gorgeous
But came with such a price
She had to struggle all her life
Struggle to look nice

To keep her small frame Monroe was on an extreme diet of milk and raw eggs in the morning with steak and carrots at night, which she supplemented with light work outs, sleeping pills, and alcohol. She stayed small but the cost was draining on her mental health. In her final interview before her death, Monroe ominously declared:

I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle… Everybody’s always tugging at you. They’d like sort of a chunk of you.

Don Matthews
December 2022

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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