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In the Eye of the Beholder

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Below is the poem entitled In the Eye of the Beholder which was written by poet KJ Hooten. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In the Eye of the Beholder


Beauty is

We moved to a new house
I carefully removed the uglies
And left the pretties in the small garden plots
Under the windows
Mom came over for a visit
And asked why I had such well-tended
Weeds out front
Who knew?

Queen Anne’s Lace was once
Prized
And brought over to the New World
Still pretty,
I guess she’s now considered 
A pest
Who knew?

Same goes for rabbits in Australia
Puritans in the Americas
People on this planet
Who knew?

Somebody somewhere
Must have thought it was a good idea
At the time

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  1. Date: 8/12/2011 11:06:00 PM
    you got lots to say and you do it skillfully soulfully... hope you'll post more.

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 7:55:00 AM
    So much emotion flowing in the poetry I am reading today of the seasoned poets and the new poets. I am happy I was able to read your poetry today KJ. Have a wonderful day and I will be back soon to read more of your writing. Love, Carol

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    Date: 7/19/2011 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are so kind. Thank you. Finding Poetry Soup was like finding an oasis in the desert. Folks often treat my offerings like zucchini - no no, thanks...but they keep growing!