thinking disguised her beauty

Younger less tired in her living skin
before days of folding many clothes
cooking and cleaning for her young
soothing the needs of her man
Her body had always been sublime
though she felt heavy petals without scent
More beautiful than ever in her unaware
           thinking
that her feminine lines no match
for the movie stars and models of the scene
she feared to find love in her ugly frame

A false image created in trusting lies
her body not worthy or good enough
spoon fed by the world’s sex sells dollar signs
          disguised
in shy slouches and bold talk
she robbed herself of her youthful walk

As years brought new trends and attitudes
older and more tired than ever
she sees the woman she has always been
           her
body reclaimed in the truth of age
A little sad she had to grow older
before this revelation spoke louder
          beauty
that her body did always show
was the heart that was always willing to grow
No more caught in the shallow web of how we look
this is the blessing of seeing and truly loving self

© K S Hardy 2010

thinking disguised her beauty

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