Treasure Island

Jay P Narain

(Jan.1945 / Bihar, India)

Beauty


When I look at a beautiful woman,
my mind dreams of a passionate love,
but when the lust for passion subsides,
I am still looking for the beauty in love.

Beauty is in the eye of beholder,
some sees it in the beauty of a woman,
some find it in the glory of nature,
some discover it in the unselfish love,
some detect it in the revealings of a passionate heart.

The color of skin is only skin deep,
the sight of a beauty is only eye deep,
the inner beauty is real and lies in an intimate heart,
the real beauty itself is the reflection of a virtuous soul.

The external beauty lasts only for a few years,
It gets tarnished by the ravages of time and age,
The inner beauty lasts for ever,
It leaves its marks on the hearts it touches.

Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006

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  • Jay C (5/31/2006 4:39:00 PM)

    damn good. so tru and yet we (for some readers) want to deny it. (Report) Reply

  • Preeti - is here! (5/19/2006 7:43:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem on Beauty.

    loved these lines...
    'The color of skin is only skin deep,
    the sight of a beauty is only eye deep, '

    Preets (Report) Reply

  • R H (5/12/2006 1:44:00 PM)

    Beautiful! The sentiment here resounds. Loved these two lines:

    'The color of skin is only skin deep,
    the sight of a beauty is only eye deep, '

    A provocative write Jay. Kind regards, Justine (Report) Reply

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