not pretty


  • Vanity

    not pretty

    am I the texture of my skin
    or blooming passion deep within
    can love exist but not rely
    on surface seen with jaded eye

    I've lost the dewy glow of youth
    replaced it with the light of truth
    can love exist but not regret
    what it cost to pay my debt

    I was once a pretty girl
    with flashing eyes and lips that curled
    can love exist but not dismiss
    for lack of tender maidens kiss

    if the lights are kept down dim
    my beauty can shine through this skin
    can love exist but not neglect
    or battered package so reject

    could I ever be defined
    by a heart of gold that pain's refined
    can love exist but not deny
    this broken heart its chance to fly

    is all am inside enough
    to compensate for time's rebuff
    can love exist but not betray
    the heart that gives itself away

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    MindNumbing commented on not pretty


    I'm so thankful that you drew my attention to this. What a beautifully written piece that I think most of us girls can relate to very well, especially those of us who feel we've passed our "prime" and left youth behind. Awesome write!



    thank you very much MN - I really appreciate you reading it :) It's an oldie but a goodie :)

    slohan4u commented on not pretty


    very well written television has jaded our view that everyone has to always be young and beautiful. although, i wish we had been born old and get younger with age. :)

    terrellharrisjr commented on not pretty


    I am snapping my fingers for you... This was a very well written piece. It gently addresses the issue without being too forceful and yet your point comes accross loud and clear.

    JadedJezzabel commented on not pretty



    optimistic commented on not pretty


    Rhyming with forcefull soft beauty your way with words are unique here, yet this question still lies in my head without an answer from you.

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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