January 18, 2009

How Do I Show You That You Are Beautiful?


How do I show you that you’re beautiful

when you always look the other way?

You see imperfections in every passing breath,

and find comfort in pushing me away.

Look into my eyes, they’re screaming,

what my lips haven’t yet said.

I wish you’d feel what I’m feeling,

but you feed yourself deceit instead.


How do I show you that you are beautiful,

when all you see are the flaws in the diamond,

and not the value that it holds for me,

or its sparkle that leaves me stunned?

Don’t judge yourself from consequences just,

tear down what your nature has built.

Cry out rivers on my shoulders if you must,

but please let go of this guilt.


How do I show you that you are beautiful,

when you only look in the mirror with tear streaked eyes?

If only you saw yourself once as I do,

you would realize that the mirror sometimes lies.

Don’t hate your reflection anymore,

maybe it is flawed too much,

but it’s not the same as before,

things change with a lover’s touch.


How do I show you that you are beautiful,

when your beauty completely overwhelms me?

And it leaves me lost for words,

when I try to articulate what I see.

It makes me choke on my every thought,

while I try to explain something so obvious,

and yet I push on with everything I have got,

to break your wall of self-loathing that’s between us.


How do I show you that you are beautiful,

when just love is not enough for you,

and my million voices fail to change your song,

about the doubt that’s causing your rue?

The silence that beats within your mind,

is a little too much for you to bear.

Reach out to me once and you would find,

the fear of acceptance wasn’t worth the scare.


Maybe I can’t show you that you are beautiful,

no matter how hard I try,

but I give you the right and the power,

to hurt me and make me cry.

And someday when I do and the tears fall,

you’ll look at your reflection in my eyes and you’ll see,

that it does make a difference, however small,

and what really matters is that you are beautiful to me.


- in reply to My reflection

7 comments:

  1. Yep... a beutiful reply... Well penned Lover...

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  2. good one....the kinds that should be made out into a song

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  3. wonderful reply lover

    keep it up

    cheers!

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  4. How do I show you that you are beautiful,
    when just love is not enough for you,
    and my million voices fail to change your song,
    about the doubt that’s causing your rue?
    The silence that beats within your mind,
    is a little too much for you to bear.
    Reach out to me once and you would find,
    the fear of acceptance wasn’t worth the scare.


    I love the first three and last two lines of this stanza.

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  5. I just loved this one .. as if these were written to give me a message ... lovely post !!

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  6. @Adi: omg!..i am toatally awed...
    @Asbah: heyyyyyyy where are you missing..? its been so very long ya..missed you..

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