How To Know Beauty


Think Tank Prompt #5





You don't need a salon, golden highlights, or curls.

Put away your diamonds, cashmere, and the pearls.

Throw out your mascara, all your powder, and creams.

They only mask what lies underneath.

For the only regimen you really need to start, is to bestow, and behold beauty
through the eyes of your heart.

Comments

  1. lovely, behind our powder, behind our makeup lies our true soul, let it shine....bkm

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  2. Yes this is so true - we are obsessed with the superficial these days.

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  3. Thank you signed...bkm, Ruth, and Gwei for reading it. I agree Gwei...we spend so much time worring about the outside we neglect what really needs attention. Hope you all have a great day. :-)

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  4. Carrie this is beautiful and so true.
    Thanks for the nice welcome to Poets United and I also look forward to reading more of your writing!
    Pamela

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  5. There is a rhythm to this that brings a gentleness.

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  6. Thank you Pamela, and Gordon for reading it and your wonderful comments. They are always appreciated! :-)

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  7. Carrie, this brought back memories of a class I took in college. As a guy looking for an easy course and maybe romance I took a woman's history kind of course that focused on how society shapes the woman of today. I went in with an easy A in mind and I came out with a B having learned much more than the grade. One of the core lessons was centered around your poem's theme. Well done and thank you for the reminder.

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  8. Thank you Robert for reading it. It is funny how sometimes the courses that we think will be easy turn out to make us think and learn the most. :-)

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  9. Lovely, absolutely lovely your words of wisdom. :)

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  10. carrie, your words ring so true!! what a beautiful offering, but not quite as lovely as the woman they came from :)

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  11. Thank you RA and Sheri for stopping by with lovely comments. :-) :-)

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  12. I enjoyed how the poem and picture fit so well together. Great prompt!!

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  13. Very nice, I love your blog!

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  14. Thank you Terresa, Serving Hugs, Nes and Alexis for reading it. Your kind comments always make my day. :-)

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  15. Such an exquisite poem!
    I have an award for you over at my blog "Scraps of Starlight" :)

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  16. Oh I so much agreeee to this... how difficult it is to remember that- and thus, we keep on wearing our masks, pretending we are so, especially physically, better...
    Great post

    Thanks for your comment :)

    hugs
    dulce

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  17. Hi SuzyQ, and Dulce, thank you both for reading it, and your wonderful comments. Thank you SuzyQ for the award, you are so sweet.:-)

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  18. The truth comes through no matter how we disguise ouselves..as you indicated so well..

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  19. Hey Carrie,

    An absolute truth and nice verbiage!
    I loved your blogs...

    Amazing dear!
    Regards,
    Dimple

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  20. Thank you Lyn and Dimps for dropping by. I love both of your blogs as well. It is wonderful to read and share our feelings, and thoughts here on blogger.
    :-)

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  21. Through the eyes of your heart:) Have a lovely weekend!

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