Saturday, December 31, 2011

IPYPIASM - The End

I just squeaked in under the wire to post this last poem in a shop. Thanks to Niamh for this great festival! You should definitely go to her site so you can check out all the other participants. I think Ireland won the "not" competition this year. I might have to make a concerted effort to get the US higher in the standings next year!

Anyway, I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket, so I dragged Dr. M to Kohl's this afternoon. Yes, I totally removed the gotcha factor by leaving this in the dressing room. But I signed it, sort of, so there's that little risk.

I didn't buy the sweater - it was HUGE!


Here's the text in case you can't read the picture:


In this mirror

you are a whey faced
pig-eyed crone.
Your thighs are members
of the redwood forest
sisterhood.
Your ass is an
entire mountain range.

This mirror lies.

Repeat after me:

I am beautiful
and I deserve
beautiful things.

I am beautiful
and I deserve
beautiful things.

I am beautiful.

  --The Bug, Bug’s Eye View

20 comments:

  1. You ARE beautiful and you DO deserve beautiful things!

    The mirror ALWAYS lies!
    I like sweater, actually.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love this! and I would absolutely love to be the next person in the dressing room to find it too. :) I always feel discouraged after trying on clothes at stores. Good Job Bug! and Happy New Year :)

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  3. Great poem. And I love your way of secretly posting them here and there.

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  4. I am beautiful and I deserve beautiful things. I am beautiful and I deserve beautiful things. I am beautiful.

    And so are you, Bug!

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  5. Dana, what a wonderful present to leave for the next woman.

    You are a beautiful woman.

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  6. I've been away from blog world all month and I'm just catching up. I love, love, love this idea! And I love your poem. I'm taking a copy with me next time I go into a dressing room with mirrors and horrible lighting.

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  7. Brilliant! I'd love to see the reactions of the people reading it.

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  8. Yes you are, yes you do, but do you leave the poems for someone else to find?

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  9. Thanks guys!

    Ellen - yes I do leave the poems behind. For all I know this one's still there. That’s the part I don’t like – I want to know what the folks who come after think about it!

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  10. I love your poem bombing escapades. This one may be your best. Indeed, mirrors lie. You are the voice of reason!

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  11. I'm sure whoever came in after you got a great lift out of that. Nice one, Dana!

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  12. You are an inspiration. Ha! I would love to walk into a dressing room with a poem like that. I love these.

    Happy new year, Bug. I've loved visiting here. You've given me many laughs over the past year.

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  13. Fabulous ending to IPYPIASM Bug! I'll post in a few days, am experiencing intermittant internet right now.
    Happy new year
    x

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  14. Fantastic guerilla art! Very very very cool! Happy new year, Dana! Cheers!

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  15. hahahahahaha
    I can't believe you did that.
    I'd love to have a hidden camera and watch people's responses when they read it :)

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  16. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!

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  17. The "redwood forest sisterhood?" Nice! And next year the US will show no mercy in IPYPIASM!

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