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a discussion on beauty

May 22, 2018

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a few words on the subject of
beauty
and how it is defined
not using a dictionary
but rather the words of women
everywhere

there is a girl clad in rich silks
with birds and flowers embroidered in gold
who thinks beauty is
drowning
shackled by the heaviness of fabric and society
suffocating in heady perfume

there is a crone who spends her days alone
who claims beauty is
fleeting
a flighty mistress that forsakes her at a moment’s notice
leaving a path of abandoned toys
that dedicated their lives to her

there is a woman with a catlike smile
who knows that beauty is
power
one of the more effective weapons at her disposal
something that gives an advantage
and makes others her pawns

there is an activist with a voice
that echoes and persuades the hearts of others
she defines beauty as
articulate
eloquent in the art of unsaid meanings
mesmerising in the way it convinces others

there is a Fae queen of great repute
once quoted to say that beauty was
dignified
calm elegance that could not be shamed
gracious presence of the well-mannered
unshakeable honour in all things

there is child that was not quite right in the head
a speaker of queer truths
she said that beauty is
music
the notes of sweetness and darkness crescendoing
in a captivating symphony

there is a tainted with glowing eyes
who carved words in her arms
to remind herself that beauty is
choice
and she chose to be the kind of beautiful
that required gleaming scales on scarred wings

and to conclude
these wise insights on beauty
to summarise their words
beauty is
suffering
beauty is
striking
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The concept of beauty is something of a paradox - we can all agree on what is beautiful, at least in a superficial sense. But we still disagree over blondes or brunettes, whether curves are considered beautiful and what constitutes as beauty on the inside. My take is that beauty is what we think is beautiful.

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  • Deleted User

    *claps*
    Well done, I love this and the way you ended it was perfect.


    about 2 years ago