True Beauty
Author: Tammy


There she stood in the garden
feeling lifeless, and so alone.
Her delicate petals
slashed by bitter storms.

Her beauty was fading, and
no hope did she have for living.
She was waiting to wither away, and die.

There was a time this rose was
beautiful, full of life!
Her beauty was breathtaking,
but to many callous storms
left this little rose weak.

The sun drained her
confidence, and the rain
washed away her pride,
And the years left many
scars upon her lovely stem.

She stands there in the garden
recalling a time when she
held the world within her hands.

Weeping as people pass by
pointing, and laughing.
'Look at that repulsive rose
frail and broken.

But as I pass by this little rose
I do not see what they see
I see beauty!
True beauty only the
soul can see.

------- Author's Notes -------

I do not judge a book by it's cover, My eyes only see the pages within.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Thursday, June 22 2006, 10:21 pm

WOW ! what a Stemmin' Revelation..

Tammy , hunny this is such a lovely read, i was caught in a river of tears, beautiful tears...i believe each one belonged to the spirit of some whom have been there ,tears contain the spirits of many hurtin' and joyful souls discriptive , you placed my mind into the fold of every rose petal that blooms and has to move know that we are seen for what we are worth from the inside ,in the storms that try to knock us down, and havin' Angels like you make life so Precious to see us all from the inside out... this is amazingly such an insightful read . keep that heart flowin' within the love you spread !
Tammy ( -- Friday, June 23 2006, 04:43 am


Thank you soooo very much for reading, and commenting on this write. I am so happy you liked this poem, "Thank You dear friend:)
John Foster ( -- Friday, June 23 2006, 04:30 pm


Fine words, profoundly expressed Tammy. Your kind heart shows. A really good composition. Most enjoyable.
Meridian ( -- Saturday, June 24 2006, 06:14 pm

Jesus Tammy

What a lovely read. Lovely comparison. You're right. Beauty has so much depth. It goes beyond the outer surface. I love this one!
Tammy ( -- Sunday, June 25 2006, 04:47 am

Mr Foster & Meridian

Thank you both so much for your wonderful comments:)
barb ( -- Monday, June 26 2006, 01:44 am

this would make a great song

Tammy if sung by the right person this is so beautiful it should be shared with the world. you should send a copy to Sarah Maclaugin or Reba McIntyre loved it.
Tammy ( -- Monday, June 26 2006, 03:45 am


Thank you so much for your beautiful comments on this poem, your such a sweetheart:) Thank You!
barb ( -- Monday, June 26 2006, 11:12 pm


I would love to hear True Beauty as a song it's up there with "Concrete Angel" and the "Wings of an Angel" songs. Ask around how you go about someone putting your words to music.
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