How can I show you
that you are beautiful
when you always look the other way
Finding imperfections
with every living breath
feeding yourself deceit
every night as you lie in bed

How can I show you
that you are beautiful
when you see only flaws in the diamond
and not the sparkle that it holds
You judge yourself with consequence
tearing down what nature built
and turning it into darkness cold

How can I show you
that you are beautiful
when you don't look into the mirror
save with tear-streaked eyes
How can you see yourself as I do
when you're peering through a looking glass
warped by doubt and loathing
brewed within your mind

How can I show you
that you are beautiful
when your beauty is just too much
and leaves me lost for words
choking on every thought
while trying to explain something so clear
that it is written all over your face

How can I show you
that you're beautiful
when the world is not enough
and a million voices
fail to change your song
unable to silence
the doubt that beats away

No I can't show you
that you're beautiful
No matter how hard I try
But I'll whisper it to you every night
as you drift off to sleep
and hope that one morning
you'll wake up with eyes wide open
and see yourself as I do

A perfect diamond
A stunning reflection
and a ray of sun
piercing my own darkness
taking the clouds away

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117 Responses to Beautiful

  1. desiree says:

    i love how you can reach in and pull the beautiful out of people

  2. foreveryours says:

    This is a beautiful poem.
    It reminds me of one of my friends, who doesnt see the real her. You are a very special poet.

  3. Dathlaunna says:

    Ello love,
    So romantic. If only my husband could say something like that. Wonderful job.

  4. Coleen says:

    A very beautiful poem. I'm glad you told me where to find it….Love,Mom

  5. Sirona says:

    Hey, this is just like what my one friend said to me one time. Wonderful job.

  6. Renee says:

    WOW.. a very beautiful poem. it sounds just like me. i really love it!

  7. jess knight says:

    this is really good but not one of your best it could use some work but good none the less

  8. GothicEMO4 says:

    nice poem

  9. Sango Uchiha says:

    yo liko elo poemos keepo writeno yo

  10. Melissa says:

    Wow, I love this poem because I have the same problem I cant look at myself in the mirror because I think I am ugly because I have Acne but all the boys think I am pretty but I don't.

  11. Princess trashcan says:

    this is touching
    what can i say
    i write too
    and like your diamond metaphor
    xxx luff luff xxx

  12. Yazi says:

    I dunno what to say ITS JUST WONDERFUL!!!

  13. nerissa says:

    all i can say is this poem is very awesome^^

  14. Morbid Mistress says:

    'Tis me i read with every word, 'tis my loathin, 'tis my pain. "Tis him i read in every line, his loving, his hope .Yet, 'tis you, a foreigner whom I have never met that records our issues so accurately. Thank you.

  15. Nicole says:

    omg! this poem relates to me so well. i dont think that im beautiful. so this poem really does relate to me and how hard people try to change my mind about it.

  16. mysteriously chaotic says:

    i love it…. it's deep and very beautiful 🙂

  17. Goth Angel says:

    Beautiful put in so many ways.

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