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Beauty

What is beauty? I wandered from place to place to find out the true meaning of beauty I pondered over various books to trace out its origins as a line of duty. She said, "You are beautiful" I asked her to elucidate her statement and make it more meaningful. She gave me a pointing cold look Still, I wanted to know its real meaning by hook or crook. I continued my journey to reach the destination of true beauty In no one I could find its real meaning, be it in sweety or in her dolly tweety. My tired body demanded rest for the night So I decided to relax under the canopy of the twilight. I stretched my knackered spine on the grassy mattress Soon I slipped into the world of slumber leaving behind all of the day's stress. I found myself walking in the garden of dreamy reality I immersed my soul into the honey of life like a devotee I witnessed the closed fist of a new life born out of hours of hard labour. I was astonished to see the body that cried in pain till then jumping on the happiness harbour. I saw the soil sharing its fragrance with the world after being perfumed by the rain drop I heard the heartfelt? hymns and tunes rendered by the harvested crop. My heart involuntarily said, "BEAUTIFUL" I walked further and found myself dipped in the sweat of a stone cutter I greeted the eternal love between the cute old couple that turned their wrinkled skin brighter I enjoyed the delicious taste of the juicy cherries hanging from the honest tree of hard work I was mesmerized at the inspiring sight of the winning team's collective work My vocal chords merrily vibrated and said, "BEAUTIFUL" I continued my journey. I met a colorful butterfly that's eagerly sucking the nectar from the flower I met the mighty mangrove that shouldered the task of coastal defence I took a glance at the orange sky that bid bye to the sun for the day and embraced the moon I waved at the flock of birds while they set to their home after finishing their daily chores. My soul whispered, "BEAUTIFUL" As I continued my journey, my eyes witnessed a lot more. A challenging task, An innovative thought, A few words of wisdom, An enthusiastic child, A warm and caring hug, An encouraging pat, A loving home, An expected baby, A welcoming smile, An adventurous journey, A game of chance and everything out of self choice. The light of hope in despair, The hope of life amidst pain, The elegance in the brave bone of a country, The bliss around the campfire of the cold night. My body vibrated with joy and cried, "BEAUTIFUL" I woke up to the warm kiss of the sunrise. Having known the true meaning of beauty, I marched ahead realising the true beauty in ME.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/21/2019 8:51:00 AM
Wow. This was incredible. I loved every word. Ann
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Date: 5/19/2019 9:26:00 AM
There is beauty in the way you express yourself.
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Date: 1/25/2019 7:28:00 AM
What a Golden prize to wake up to, knowing your own value and worth. Many people go through their whole lives and not come to this conclusion. Well done Swetha.
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 1/26/2019 11:37:00 PM
Rightly said my friend. Self love and appreciation plays an important role in building confidence. Thank you so much :)
Date: 12/29/2018 5:38:00 AM
Well done my friend...
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 12/29/2018 11:52:00 AM
Thank you so much Mr. Michael.
Date: 12/29/2018 5:31:00 AM
A beautiful poem, no pun intended Swetha. Welcome to Poetry Soup. You captured my mind and my heart with this one.
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 12/29/2018 11:53:00 AM
Thanks a ton. That means a lot :)