I have a hot take on beauty. But wait… it’s a poem!
Beauty is Great, but…
Beauty is great, but I’m looking for something better.
I’m looking for light. And all that shadow, shade, or
Darkness doesn’t serve you right.
Everyone has burdens, but I want to travel light.
And beauty remains attractive when it’s filled with light.
I can fall for striking beauty and rise back up quickly
when there’s nothing there to excite my psyche.
True beauty, I believe, is coated with kindness.
And I’m not talking about niceness–kindness
means giving away something even when you won’t get
a return on investment.
Beauty is providing comfort
for others even if it costs you your tears
because what you gave away has value,
not because the one who’ll benefit after you
won’t know how much it’s worth. And even if they don’t,
kindness is the kind of beauty
that even the blind can see–see,
Beauty is great, but I’m looking for kindness.