Khairul Ahsan

Beauty And The Body Poem by Khairul Ahsan

When the body was strong and stout,
The mind was soft and fickle,
It was indifferent to seeking beauty.
It was complacent.

When the mind is eager and strong,
To appreciate and glorify beauty,
The body gives in, but it is the mind
That matters.

Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 4, 2014

Topic of this poem: body

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(Dhaka,29 June 2013)

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  • Gold Star - 7,583 Points Amitava Sur (4/8/2014 8:36:00 AM)

    A beautiful mind when it is, it is happy in appreciating beauty (inner) even the body does not know then.
    ... true (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (4/4/2014 8:23:00 PM)

    @Lasoaphia Quxazs
    Thanks for reading my poem and sharing your thoughts on it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (4/4/2014 8:08:00 PM)

    @Neera Lollbeeharry
    Thank you very much for reading my poem and sharing your thoughts on it. I am elated and enlightened by your appreciative and thoughtful comment. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (4/4/2014 11:59:00 AM)

    @Katerina Richmond
    Yourself being a teenager, you've described their emotions so well!
    'What will we want next? We can never tell.' - True! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (4/4/2014 11:47:00 AM)

    @Beauteous Victory
    Thanks for your comment on my poem. I am honored and elated.
    Yes, when I write, my heart wields the pen (keyboard) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Lasoaphia Quxazs (12/2/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    I thought like this for a long time, but now I am happy to found so much wisdom (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Neera Lollbeeharry (11/16/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    Thought provoking... Beauty is skin deep I think. A beautiful mind seeks beauty within itself and that's true beauty- Wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Katerina Richmond (11/10/2013 1:26:00 PM)

    Yaaaay! So short but still a good peice (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (9/28/2013 10:13:00 PM)

    @ Samanthia Moore,
    Thanks for the compliment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samanthia Moore (8/9/2013 2:04:00 PM)

    You are on fire...and yes that is a compliment. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/29/2013 6:12:00 AM)

    @ Lyn Paul, Yes, and thanks for sharing your wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/29/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    @ Heather Wilkins, Thank you for your comment and sharing the wisdom of life. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,637 Points Lyn Paul (7/25/2013 1:01:00 AM)

    The beauty with ageing is the wisdom. I love it. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (7/15/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    your words are so true, but life goes on. as we age so it is said we gain knowledge. I hope so. nice write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Lasoaphia Quxazs (7/15/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    You are right, but I would not give my wisdom now for the beauty I was once, because I can see how naive, fearful and timid I was in that time. I treasure the wisdom and strength what I have now. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Urshula Davis (7/5/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    hummmmmm... this makes one think. I feel where you're coming from. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,034 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/4/2013 9:28:00 PM)

    Thanks, Marsha, Elena, S.Zaynub and Eloida.
    Thanks for reading my short poem and putting your kind words here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marsha Cleveland (7/4/2013 9:06:00 PM)

    Interesting concept! I liked it! :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,393 Points Elena Sandu (7/2/2013 8:27:00 PM)

    Haha very true. A lot of food for thought in only a few words. Yes I think beauty is everywhere in everything, suppose it is not hard for a strong mind to be one beauty of a kind. Thank you for share, a good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,141 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (7/1/2013 2:14:00 PM)

    Yeah a great poetic comparison! Nice to read. Hope u read mine too. (Report) Reply

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