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What is beauty?
Is it only shown on the
outside or is it embedded
beneath the skin?
Many might only see beauty
as what they can see with 
their eyes, thus they make
assumptions as to how
beautiful something is, which
is often foolish.
But some see it both ways
thus creating a clearer
form of what they consider
Mistakes can be made by
judging something by its
cover, like the simple 
picking of a rose but its thorns 
prick your skin almost unexpectedly
causing pain and blood to seep out.
Beauty is something so complicated
that many fail to understand the
word; they are blinded by cruel
and immoral definitions that become
seeded into the mind thus creating
a false and depraved image that only
becomes the meaning of ugliness. 
Beauty is not always on the surface
but more often than not hidden beneath,
like one’s soul; it can’t be seen but
it's known to be there. 
If one can see past the 
incomplete image that the human
mirror reflects, beauty becomes
apparent to all; untarnished
and pure.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 8:49:00 PM
    In some cases, there are those who are beautiful on the outside, possessing ugliness within. Thus making them ugly both inside and out. Nicely written!...Milt

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 7:14:00 PM
    I am overjoyed that this is the first poem I read on this chilled evening. thank you for sharing! Absolutely LOVE the message brought out in this piece! Congratulations on being featured on the home page and I hope to read more from you :) -Love Jasmine

  1. Date: 5/22/2011 1:42:00 PM
    Indeed, the greatest beauty comes from within. Too much focus is paid on the exterior when a kind heart is of greater importance. Enjoyed your poem, Leighann. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 3:34:00 PM
    * “Yesss * Very Beautiful * Very Enlightened * Absolutely True * Dear Beautiful LeighAnn. * To Search for Beauty Merely Upon The Surface of Tangible * Is A Reflection of Ones Own Self * But to Taste The Beauty From That The Soul * Never Again * Shall You Search But Another Place For * The Purest & Truest Beauty of All * Smile * Very Beautiful * A Fave * Hugs & Kisses * Kisses & Hugs * With Lips of Luv * Sarah” *

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Leighan, you deserve a 10!!! Wowa!!! This is absolutely true and in great poetic design. Wow!! You took my breathe away with this poem.

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 2:34:00 PM
    Old sayings and old truths can be forever indeed is only skin deep! Nicely done!!