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No matter what you have gone through, No matter what you have accomplished, No matter what you have manifested to the world, No matter what difference you have made, they just speak about HOW YOU LOOK Yes, How You Look. You must have got Gold to the country You must have shouldered the wings of responsibility You must have touched many lives You must have stood by people in their strives Still, they just care about HOW YOU LOOK. Yes, How You Look. I showed the photograph of a foreign affairs minister In a thought that he would talk about her caliber Thwarting my expectations, he said, "How short she is!" Whoever you are, whatever you do, their eye falls on HOW YOU LOOK. Yes, How You Look. Met her after a long way in time, The words she first spoke can't be forgotten in my lifetime. No 'Hi' and no 'How are you?' All that she said was, "Jesus. Your face. What is wrong with you?'' It does not matter if you are happy and healthy. All that matters on the first go is HOW YOU LOOK. Yes, How You Look. Cotton on to the fact that a warm smile is beautiful than rosy lips, a helping hand is beautiful and not a manicured one, a loving heart is beautiful than the lustering skin, a powerful mind is beautiful than pedicured feet. Your strength defines who you are, not your shape. Your boldness drives you forth, not your beauty Look not the skin but notice what's beneath it Because, when you're in need, it is people not their pomp that comes to your rescue indeed.

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Date: 8/21/2019 9:40:00 AM
Yes, the world is too concerned with appearances. I can see you are beautiful in the ways that matter.
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Date: 8/15/2019 7:17:00 AM
Your poem is very expressive, Swetha. Unfortunately, many are more bothered with the external and artificial than with the beauty which lies within! ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 8/15/2019 2:36:00 AM
Very true words Swetha. I know exactly what you mean. Thanks for sharing this amazing poem with us. :)
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Date: 8/12/2019 6:46:00 AM
Such lovely sentiments so simply but elegantly expressed..enjoyed the read Swetha..so much wisdom in your words.
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 8/12/2019 9:58:00 AM
Thanks a lot Vijay. :)