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

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