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Poems About Beauty

by Rabbit Stu

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a piece of a longer writing project. You can view the entire project here: Poems About Beauty

The following is a piece of writing submitted by Rabbit Stu on November 18, 2007
"Ah,'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!"

Beauty Lies Too Heavy

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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