Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Truth in Beauty

Truth, much like beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Behold beauty what do you see?

I have been told beauty is only skin deep and that different people find different things beautiful. Let's not confuse beauty though with physical appearance because beauty has nothing to do with physicality. Don't get me wrong, you can most certainly say an object, person, etc. is beautiful but what are we really saying. I see and know people who I think are beautiful, they have a beautiful mind, a beautiful spirit or aura, or are physically beautiful but what does that mean?

To me beauty is more asthetic than something that is measurable. I see beauty as an ideal more than an adjective. To me beauty can be a feeling like, the beauty of the sun setting over the ocean offers peacful tranquility or it can be descriptive, the aura of her beauty made me double take and rethink my existence, I have a poem that describes my feeling of beauty versus pretty;

You Beauty,

do things to me Pretty never could

You're way more than skin deep

I swim deep into your spiritual abyss and hope I don't miss today's lesson

I'll still cross time and space

To place these words at your feet

My mouth can't speak

But my heart knows are true

You're the truth to me Beauty

From afar I star gaze at you like

You're the Milky Way's way of letting me know

God exists

You exist between my respirations

Making it difficult to breathe

You make it difficult to believe in reality because

Reality seems to be a figment of my imagination

And let's face it Beauty

You attract me in ways Pretty never could

Pretty was pretty damn good at catching my eye

But not holding my attention

You, you make me attentive

So I actively listen to the things you say and do

Because when I grow up I want to be just like you


Mentor me

Show me how so effortlessly and eloquently

You put things

So I may one day put things in a way that makes you smile

Because Beauty you make me smile

And I just wanted to write this note to let you know

You still amaze me

And to thank you for all of the times you unknowingly saved me

So thank you Beautiful


  1. I absolutely loved this piece. Being a person who loves to write, sometimes I read other people's pieces and feel the topic so much that I question myself: Like why didn't I think of that? Lol. That's when you know that you have a gift because not only are you good at what you do, but people can relate to it and feel the power behind your words. And words DO have power. I thought that this piece was very insightful, inspirational and tasteful. And When I say tasteful, I mean that you came across in a positive way to describe two different types of women. I just loved it.

  2. I'm just seeing your comment and I appreciate the compliment. That poem was written for a former co-worker who needed to be reminded of the truth. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I would like to read some of your work sometime.