I've Seen Your Beauty

January 22, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


You’re having surgery tomorrow,
Letting them plump your lips with lies and fill your face
With feinted praise,
And all the while you’ll console yourself
Again and again:
“I’ll look beautiful when I wake.”

Oh, everyone knows your medical history is voluminous;
Your files are stacked high on his desk
As you eagerly ask
With eyes wide, knuckles white:
“Will this make me beautiful?”

He just smiles and nods,
And I am in awe
That he is blind to what is right
In front of him.
Because your so-called blemishes
Are kisses from the angels themselves,
Despite what others may have pronounced,
And I’ll hold your hand if the voices
Get too loud.

But you pry my fingers
From your own
And let them strap you down to the table with words,
And allow them to alter your appearance with pungent precision,
All because you’ve yearned for someone
Who would recognize beauty
Within your eyes.

And you’ll never know
That it is I
Who always have.



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midnightwoah said...
on Jul. 6 2014 at 7:05 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

It's amazing how many people are self-conscious of their appearance and think they will feel better by changing themselves. Glad you can see true beauty instead of the kind the earth pretends to make.

on Feb. 20 2014 at 10:29 am
Nella.Girl97 BRONZE, Ashland, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart."

Wow! Amazing! My favorite part were these lines "Because your so-called blemishes  Are kisses from the angels themselves,"

on Feb. 3 2014 at 9:43 am
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

I loved this dude I was fangirling on this side it was just perfect! The last line gave me chills it serious screamed how the speaker loved/cared for the person Well done holy cow that was good.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jan. 31 2014 at 6:41 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you :)

on Jan. 30 2014 at 8:45 pm
TaylorBreanne PLATINUM, Sandston, Virginia
24 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I write to escape reality. I write to be free. I write because I can lie or tell the truth. I write because I love it. I write because...that's the real me. I am a writer..." -TaylorBreanne

I LOVED this. Haha. It gave me chills. It's also very true. Many people don't see how beautiful they really are nor do they consider that someone may consider them beautiful. This is probably one of my favorite poems I have read on Teenink! Fantastic job!


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