S.zaynub Kamoonpuri


Nature held a Beauty Pageant
Guess who was crowned a crest?
A flowery green meadow was the stage and rostrum
Watch who won the contest.

Well, the peacock from India was crowned beauty King
The bird of paradise from New Guinea became Beauty queen.

And last but not least was the Indian tiger, runner up
But care he for beauty that he might as well sup?
And what care any of them
for accolades, crown or cup?

Other contestants were the gorgeous leopards
and the flimsy beauteous butterflies
They'll be crowned
next time around.
For beauty tis rich in supplies.

But nature-lovers alone applauded the flamboyant winners
who gaily stood upon the flora
They did come out with 'flying colors'
Around them nature's beauty an aura.

Miss world bird of paradise yet unaware of her placing
The peacock endowed by God a crown
They might never know of this showcasing
At our staring, gawping, they might just frown!

Then there are those unsung unawarded yet perfect beauties
both among mortals and animals
who join no display contests nor pageants
yet are undeniably glamorous nonetheless
for beauty ain't exclusive
to önly beauty contestants.

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013


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  • Veteran Poet - 4,807 Points Bri Edwards (8/12/2014 11:03:00 PM)

    definition #2? ? :

    noun: crest; plural noun: crests

    a comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal.
    synonyms: comb, plume, tuft of feathers
    the bird's crest
    a thing resembling a tuft, especially a plume of feathers on a helmet.
    the top of something, especially a mountain or hill.
    she reached the crest of the hill
    synonyms: summit, peak, top, tip, pinnacle, brow, crown, apex
    the crest of the hill
    do you want me to guess now? peacock (a male peafowl) ? / yes! but i didn't know there would be two winners!
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    gawping [gawp]..............i don't recall ever hearing this work with a p, but i have heard an almost-identical word, spelling-wise and meaning-wise: gawk ; at first i thought gawp was a typo, but i was incorrect!

    gerund or present participle: gawking

    stare openly and stupidly.
    they were gawking at some pinup
    synonyms: gape, goggle, gaze, ogle, stare, stare open-mouthed;
    informal rubberneck
    I somehow managed not to gawk at his gorgeous roommate
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    well, yes indeed. not all beauties are in contests.
    some say beauty is only skin deep, i guess meaning physical outward-appearing beauty. i often see women who i think are beautiful. some of them are perhaps trying to avoid men who only think about the women's physical beauty.
    but some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which i think can mean one of two things. 1- different people have different ideas of what is physically beautiful AND 2- beauty is also a personality trait; a person may never win a traditional beauty pageant, but may win the hearts of many due to their kindness, generosity, morality, cleverness, trustworthiness, etc.
    of course i am beautiful in BOTH ways! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :) bri .... thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,626 Points Ken E Hall (5/5/2014 4:50:00 AM)

    All creatures great and small are indeed so beautiful liked the slant on your picture as a pageant and beauty does not need it exclusive...regards and thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 574 Points Shahzia Batool (9/30/2013 1:00:00 AM)

    very different, very interesting, and a product of a fertile imagination...beautiful poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,657 Points Anthony Di''anno (9/29/2013 12:43:00 PM)

    An unusual and interesting read. Beauty is but skin deep they say yet it can pierce and shatter the stoniest heart. I enjoyed your poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Abeer Shahid (9/16/2013 1:29:00 AM)

    Well, the peacock from India was crowned beauty King
    The bird of paradise from New Guinea became Beauty queen.

    Gender-role reversal...deconstruction in process...i especially like ur take on these things...good one, tho i'm not sure bout the title too much...otherwise, it's thought-provoking :) (Report) Reply

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