It’s not about eyes kohled and mascaraed;
It’s about eyes on fire with fun and laughter,
It’s not about dimples,
But smiles so deep as to create the illusion of.
Smiles of love
And kinship born of years;
Early life years enveloped in tender teasing,
Profound caring hidden in gruff phrases,
Tosses in the air
Rewarded by peels of irresistible giggles.
Now, the young girl is woman, miraculously
Beauty manifest in kindness, alertness,
Your father no longer afoot, but winged,
You willingly shoulder a bit of what rough old friends miss –
Quick wit, endorphin-inspiring stings soaked in affection –
You continue a corner of his Legend.
Our eyes cannot leave you;
We steal long, lingering gazes when you’re tuned to another.
We are all drawn to you;
Longing to stay in the warmth,
The vibrancy that is you.
Inspired by Rach,
Claud Wayne and Larry
December 17, 2010
38 thoughts on “Beauty”
love the way you see beauty…
have fun in the rally.
Thank you so much.
I can already see how much fun this will be!
Charming and true. I’m here from Rally. Hope you enjoy visits and visitors. My Rally poem is here:
I enjoy all visitors!
I really like your poem. Charming.
Thank you for your heartbreaking poem.
I think our best works happen when emotions overwhelm to the exclusion of all else.
Beautiful. I love this one. I wish all women (actually all people!) knew this!
Thank you. I wish that too!
Your “The Dead Woman Poem #1” is excellent.
Beauty in a poem!
Exactly right – it’s not about the masks we give ourselves, but about the reality that hides behind. Beautiful poem!
Such true words!
love this–thanks so much for your words.
Thank you. I loved writing it!
That is the true meaning of beauty…thanks for this fresh and enlightening piece!!
Thank you. I enjoyed your “Broken”.
I like your poem, it’s realy ‘beauty’.
Yay!! Aesthetics as it should be–and obviously is! “tuned to another” holding love in an open hand–there is no better gift to give…
Thank you! I enjoyed your blog and your poems.
Love this poem! This must be one of the best gifts not only for Rach, Claud and Larry, but also for all women out there. A true celebration of beauty, of life and of love. Thanks for sharing, Debi.
Thank you, what a wonderful way to state what the poem means!
yes seeing children grow is a beauty in itself!~~
wonderful write 🙂
Beautiful – as life always is when we open our eyes to see. Thanks for sharing!
Mom I loove this so much. I shouldn’t have read it at work though, now I’m weepy. I love you and this poem is beautiful and honest.
Beautiful poem. My mom made me a book of my own poetry for my 23rd birthday (been a while, heh), and she wrote one for me at the beginning. This reminds me of her, and I cherish that book still. It’s on my desk even now. Things like that mean so much to our daughters, more than any gadget or toy we buy them.
Debi this is amazing .. I truly enjoyed it. The way we see beauty shows the beauty within self — You are both, beautiful and talented, and I will not only link to you, but after these so called holidays .. I will come back to enjoy some of what I have glanced at.
Thank you so much for dropping by, your comment truly touched this old one.
That is a very kind and thoughtful tribute. Thanks for sharing it.
This is such a sweet poem, well done.
it is a great way to describe the true beauty of someone without going the obvious way. nice 🙂
Charming way with words to describe honestly what true beauty means.
Your work is very inspiring and words of beauty. Thank you to your Mom for sharing with me.
Thank you for your kind words.
Have a Happy New Year!
This is so touching…you have expressed so well the true meaning of beauty. Bravo.
I wish us beauty 🙂
‘Beauty manifest in kindness, alertness,
Lovely post Debi, thanks for sharing.
Love and Light