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Khairul Ahsan


Beauty And The Body


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 04, 2014

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(Dhaka,29 June 2013)

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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