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    Hidden Within

    Hidden Within

    Dear Beautiful Girl,

    Early this morn, as the sun was still rising
    You strolled past my house, as I sipped at my coffee

    You sauntered on by, your hips all a-sway
    Clacking in rhythm to your modern high heels

    As I gazed at your face, I was struck by your beauty
    But as I peered closer, I was shocked to my core!

    Your face, while endearing, was all painted up
    Hiding those freckles, those eyes, and that nose!

    An adorable face, if you don’t mind me saying
    With a lovely heart shape, and soft edges as well

    Your enchanting, cute freckles were all covered up
    With that horrid, light powder that many girls use

    And, while on the topic, may I mention your color?
    That beautiful, golden, radiant tan!

    A sun-kissed hue that adorns that cute face
    …all covered up! A tragedy, I say!

    As I continued to look, I noticed your eyes
    A sultry, dark brown that was extremely enchanting

    And yet…my view of those orbs was quite rudely obstructed
    By those long, phony lashes that reach for the sky

    Last but not least, your magnificent hair
    Curled and dyed and, quite frankly, ruined

    If I tilt to the side and peer through the curls
    I can see ’twas quite a different hue!

    And oh, what a color! The shiny copper tint
    And yet…you have changed it and traded it in

    Why, oh why, dear girl, have you done this?
    You’ve hidden your beauty from the world around!

    Your pert, button nose is all but disguised
    By the contour and blush you used to obscure it

    Now what is left? What reaches my eye?
    Something quite different than your natural appearance!

    A face with sharp angles; a long slender nose
    Eyes that are hidden and no freckles in sight!

    You’ve toiled quite hard to conceal your fair beauty
    To mask the sweet innocence that shines in your face

    And for what, my dear girl?
    To conform to this world?

    You are perfect, you are wonderful
    A beauty, for sure

    A vision of the likes I’ve never quite seen
    And yet, you’ve hidden the angel inside

    Every young girl as a charm to herself
    Remember it, use it, for your charm is your own

    And please, dear girl, try hard to remember!
    The words that this elderly lady has written:

    Your charm is quite stunning, of that I am sure
    And your beauty is mesmerizing, in its own wonderful way

    But for all those sayings, do recall these wise words
    Of a woman who has lived a good number of years

    Young child, for the love of all that is holy
    Remember to show your beauty in all its glory

    Beauty and charm are worth diddli-squat
    If you hide it and morph it into something its not