Ageing – an ethical dilemma
As I grow older many opinions enrage me
But the most maddening subject of all must be ageing
Numerous theories abound on this topic
Such as how to accept it, or slow it or stop it
Currently, there exists a camp on each side
Of what many would claim is a moral divide
“Blemishes are natural, let us worship the pimple!”
“I want to look younger, please erase this big wrinkle!”
The ‘natural’ half resent cosmetic advancements
And resist the temptations of beauty enhancements
They nobly state that a crumpling face
Must be accepted and done so with grace!
But for aeons us humans have fought the good fight
With hair dye, foundation, and flattering lights
We’ve shaved, and we’ve curled, we’ve primped and we’ve squished
Our hair, our skin and our squashy fat bits
Why are facials ok but lasers are cheating?
Is dieting better than the ease of fat freezing?
If we use fillers to tighten the skin near our eyes
Is this so different from foundation’s disguise?
And yet now that science has refined all these tools
The natural side says, “Resist it, you fools!”
Claiming it’s fakery, plastic, extreme
Whilst gaily applying their makeup and creams
I think arguing about what’s ‘natural’ or ‘fake’
Is a real waste of time, when our looks are at stake!
It’s unfair to label cosmetics unnatural and wrong
When people have resisted ageing for so long
Thanks to science our weapons are stronger
Laser, and filler, and tox last longer
We can arrest our wrinkles and freeze our fat
And actually halt ageing’s brutal attack!
So let us not flinch from our reflection in fright
Do not hide in the shadows and recoil from bright lights!
Help is at hand to fight the good fight
In the form of the doctors at Phenotype!