Shawn L. Bird

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poem- beautiful September 29, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:15 pm
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Astonished eyes

Gushing mouths

They say, “You’re so beautiful.”

Compliments deserve courtesy

“Thank you.”

Warm smile.

Their words are bees,

around a flower.

Droning pleasantries.

You are the only one

who needs to say the line,

and you

do not.

What is beauty?

What fear lies beneath refusal

to see it?

What interpretation of honesty

forces you to decline

to observe it?

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7 Responses to “poem- beautiful”

  1. thefeatheredsleep Says:

    Wisdom pours from your soul Shawn xo

  2. Jim Stewart Says:

    Wow. Gave me pause. (Paws?)

  3. Fiza Says:

    So close to home unfortunately.
    Sometimes, in our search of beauty and what it means, we forget that it is subjective and could mean different things to different people. So we destroy ourselves to become what we were never meant to be.

    Clearly, the piece inspired me a lot! Thanks Shawn =)

    • Or simply miss the glory because of twisted (self-)perception? If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love someone else. If you can’t accept you own beauty, you can’t believe someone else’s It’s so weird.

  4. The blind of degree cannot behold.


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