Beauty comes in many forms
with very few, if any norms.
What may seem beautiful one day
may change if viewed another way.
Some see the human form as such
but I don’t like them very much.
Their surface beauty may seem strong
but underneath it seems all wrong.
Their beauty is a masked charade
concealed behind a fake façade.
Where there’s no substance it turns bad
the beauty that they may have had.
A book is not judged by its cover
Nor’ are our judgements of each other.
I, for one, look way beyond
that surface image that is donned.
I like to see what folks have done,
how they behave and have their fun.
I look for personality
Beauty for me is what they do
both for themselves and others too.
I look for all those little things
that in the wake of beauty brings.
What I like most is when I find
an inner beauty of the mind.
Where people think, then follow through
with what they plan and say and do.
Beauty lies within the soul
of those who’ve mastered self-control.
In those who shun malevolence
in favour of benevolence.
B. Withers 2013