It’s not about eyes kohled and mascaraed;

It’s about eyes on fire with fun and laughter,

Sparks flying.

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,

Deep thoughtfulness.

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;

Irresistibly fascinated,

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

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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