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Beauty Lies Too Heavy: A poem about the fleeting nature of beauty, and the grief it can cause in the lives of those who bear it.
Posted by Rabbit Stu, Nov 18, 2007. 4518 views. ID = 323

Beauty Lies Too Heavy

Posted by Rabbit Stu, Nov 18, 2007. 4518 views. ID = 323
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Ah, finally...it's Sunday! I can post my response to the Thanksgiving Writing Prompt! I've been waiting all week to post this. And if you're wondering what this has to do with Thanksgiving, read the whole poem.

Is this free verse? It's pretty strict in its rhyme scheme, so I don't know if can be classified as "free". But it's what I wrote, anyway!
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This post is Part 3 of a writing series titled Poems About Beauty.

Beauty lies too heavy upon the frame of those who wear it,
And brings its tragic grief and pain upon the ones who bear it.

In beauty lies deceit of time, with hopeful promise doomed to fail,
And those whose trust is placed therein, soon discover cruel betrayal.
For onward flows time’s rushing stream, blindly drowning beauty’s light,
And leaves its driftwood on the shore, a hollow, dry, decaying blight.

As clanging bells upon a spire, so beauty’s chimes will toll
And often drown amidst their din, true beauty of the soul.
Demanding in its brazen call, it stirs each wandering gaze,
While kindly words and humble hearts will gain no open praise.


And thus I seek no more its charms, its lies and claims untrue,
But offer thanks to God above, for I was born much uglier than you.

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This post has been awarded 20 stars by 5 readers.
This post is Part 3 of a writing series titled Poems About Beauty. The next part of this series can be found here: Mother Nature's Beauty Pageant.
This post is part of a writing prompt: Thankful Free Verse

Comments


fluffyfoo
Nov 18, 2007
i didnt understand it all but the end was funy.
   ~Posted by fluffyfoo, Nov 18, 2007

Mathax
Nov 18, 2007
Really....
   ~Posted by Mathax, Nov 18, 2007

Queen Bee
Jun 4, 2008
This really hits home.
   ~Posted by Queen Bee, Jun 4, 2008



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