Black Poetry : The Beauty Within

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  1. strgblkwoman

    strgblkwoman Member MEMBER

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    Have you ever been told beauty is in the eye of the beholder?
    Yet the beholder only values what the naked eye can see.
    Is one’s beauty merely external, a shapely frame, flowing with
    grace? Or can one look beyond the surface, beyond the view of
    skin deep?

    Have you ever been told that your hair is too short, your eyes too
    small, your statue too large? Yet opinion of character is
    commonly misplaced? Is constitution of fiber even considered?
    Or is misperception of character more often the case?

    Have you ever been told that you do not fit in, your status is
    lacking or your rank is too low? Does status or rank measure
    character’s ascent? Your dedication to give one hundred
    percent? Or is level of character defined from within?

    Have you ever been told that your gift is so rare that its beauty
    shines upon the countenance of your face? Yet the beholder
    seldom seeks to know the depth of your heart. Yet the love that
    you share is a beacon of light; a radiance captured by its own
    special grace.

    So often we can’t see the truth or the light; forever searching on
    the surface for external delight. Yet the beholder is akin to a
    clouded lense. A perception misguided by opinions of men,
    forever longing, not conceiving that the beauty’s within.
     
  2. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was so well said..too many times, too many people concentrate on the outer beauty and forget about what really matters....the beauty of a persons heart and spirit...

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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes kitana ya right and i wonder why the inner beauty
    of a person go un-notice
    this was very well posed for the world to see keep writting poet.
     
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    strgblkwoman Member MEMBER

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    Noting that appearance has its certain significance, the heart and spirit should always take precedence over the outward appearance. In my personal opinion, the whole package would include a well rounded individual that is not only intelligent, but in tune with their faith, morals, values, beauty and self-worth. Thank you so much for replying and yes, I'll always keep writing.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    indeed ya right the beauty is inside the values of a person morals
     
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    ALL HEART

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    Gifted-

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    Indeed

    inner beauty and spirit are more important things to look at in a person than merely physical beauty. Sometimes we learn from our mistakes by judging who's good or bad based on outter appearances. Look into a person's heart, look at their relationships with others...and see how dim or bright their light shines then come up with a conclusion.

    Aminata
     
  8. strgblkwoman

    strgblkwoman Member MEMBER

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    I agree Aminata. Inner beauty and spirit are more important things to look at in a person than mere physical beauty. Yet the eye of the beholder usually instinctively looks at the external first. To some extent most of us are guilty in that area but then our intellect should caution us to not judge a book by its cover. Thank you for replying. I truly appreciate your comments.
     
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    $$Rich$$, thank you for your comments. The beauty always resides in the values of ones morals.
     
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