Blurred Perspection:

by Scott Cole   Aug 29, 2017

True beauty shines within us
So why do we talk to mirrors,
When their eyes are blind to see
What they're staring at always withers.

For their beauty is only skin deep
So that's all they ever see,
When we stand in their presence
And cry out with our plea.

They can't reveal our character
Or display our heart of hearts,
For their silver eyeballs are numb
To the most important parts.

They tell you what they see
And nothing that's underneath,
So everything they relay to you
Is misleading and incomplete.

I guess we think they're wiser
Cause they judge a lot of faces,
But looks can be deceiving
So their efforts are all wasted.

For splendor always dwells within
Deep below the skin,
And beauty only wears a grin
Every now and then.

So never trust a stranger
To gauge you by your looks,
For no one should ever judge you
By the cover of your book.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Beautiful written. Beauty comes from within. All the best

  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    LOVE this. Well done!

  • 3 years ago

    by Lucifer

    Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.

    Well penned Scott.

    Flow, rhythm, word choice.. Everything.
    Glad to see it is nominated.

  • 3 years ago

    by Someone Invisible

    And beauty only wears a grin,
    Every now and then.

    By far one of the best worded sentences I've read in a while. I really like this poem, its very heartwarming and touching.

  • 3 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    I know that "never judge a book by its cover" is a very popular saying, but you've showcased beautifully what that really means here ... the true story of a person lies beneath the shiny (or not) facade that we can see.
    But I also felt that by using 'mirrors' in your poem, you're also touching on how we judge ourselves by what we see in the mirror?
    I really enjoyed this :-)

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