Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Secret Beauty

There was once a girl who had an unusual appearance.
She had long, wavy hair as dark as a moonless night.
Her eyes were glowing green and held a big mystery.
There was a secret that this beautiful girl was hiding.

While she appears to strangers as someone ordinary,
Inside she was harboring a story filled with sorrow.
With this story was painful memories she tried to hide.
Ones that shaped her being right down to her soul.

She was secretly troubled and was hiding her demons.
Those very things she stashed away were seeping out.
Coming out without her own permission or consent.
This was as much a part of her as the things she said.

Now everyone was able to see her and all her flaws.
She was not as perfect as she appeared to be in public.
She was a flawed, sinful being just like the rest of them.
Out the surprising secrets came like a break in the dam.

This news about her surprised those surrounding her.
After the shock wore off they saw she was no better.
She was full of catastrophic mistakes just like them.
She was not so perfect and put together after all.

Despite her massive flaws, she was not shunned.
Stones and evil insults did not get thrown at her.
They did something she never expected them to do.
They all stopped to listen and got to know her better.

3 comments:

Leah said...

I love this! What a beautiful poem.

Fickle Cattle said...

It's like a story and a poem mashed together! It's a stoem!

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

dys·func·tion said...

Beautiful!
I look forward to more entries in the future!