Treasure Island

Ted L Glines

(13 December 1940 (Friday) / Long Beach, California USA)

Beauty


Beauty
by Ted L Glines

For one moment
dear reader
gaze upon beauty
her mystic smile
those eyes that know
without any doubt
what you are
real beauty
not masqued by
Max Factor
under layers of foundation
lipstick blush mascara
which hide genuine beauty
under clown-paint
turning faces into cartoons
where cancer laughs
across the pages of
popular glamour magazines.

Leonardo da Vinci
appreciated real beauty
(as do I)
so, just for this moment
look upon
Lisa Gherardini
Mona Lisa
and finally know
why real beauty
scorns makeup.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009
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