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. TJ says:

    I can so relate to this. The words and meaning are from the heart and express the way I look at myself. People say I'm beautiful but cannot see it through the depression and years of self doubt. This poem is Beautiful!…..

  2. The Somber One says:

    A lot of people are like that. They always puts themselves down. I'm sad to say that I'm even guilty of that. 🙁

  3. Fate says:

    wow *sighs* dat wuz amazing!

  4. KAYLA says:


  5. Lainey says:

    This poem is just amazing. I'm a huge fan of yours, and have been since I stumbled onto this site a few years back. There are so many people that would send me this poem, if they only knew this site existed. Keep up the good work, Raven, and good luck on any poems in progress.

  6. Lost Soul says:

    Damned good poem Raven, it reminded me of my ex, who used to say she was ugly. All i wanted to do was to say to her they she was anything but, that she was beautiful beyond words to me, but i didn't until it was too late. Thanks for opening a long closed door in my mind Raven. Keep up the good work.

  7. danielle says:

    i love this……….. its so buetifu

  8. Arrow says:

    That's really good, this stuff should get an award or something. i love poetry, i'm also taking gothic Imagination at school, that's how i found this site, but that's a great poem, make's me smile

  9. Spirit says:

    Simply, beautiful.

  10. EMO_FAG69 says:


  11. illwillpress says:

    Thank you raven you poems help me get though another day thank you raven so much

  12. Blackbirdstears says:

    Raven, your poetry coninues to touch my heart. I have been through many situations, too many in fact, my own sweet purgatory. This poem is yet another one I view as being of the essence of life itself. Surprisingly, this is one situation I actually liked to be in. Don't ask why,….
    -Black Bird's Tears

  13. georgette says:

    very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  14. Deathbyimitation says:

    My boyfriend tells me that I'm beautiful but I look in the mirror and all I see is ME. I wish I could see what he sees.

  15. Beth says:

    This reminds me so much of my best friend. She is so beautiful and wonderdful. I really love her. I could never find anyone better, never find anyone like her. She is Perfect. This is exquisite. I just had to send it to her, thank you for saying everything I could not get out.

  16. christy says:

    this is beautiful… i just love it!! great job! <3

  17. Rach says:

    This poem really does live up to it's name – it really is beautiful. I think that's amazing <3

  18. M says:

    my boyfriend read it to me telling me that, that is how he sees me. this is an absolutly beautiful poem it has so much emotion i love your work

  19. AuLani says:

    In a word… Beautiful

  20. Camaro says:

    omg i am so showing my boyfriend cause he will so agree with this and say its me cause we always get in cute arguements bout me bein supposedly beautiful but i'm not lolz well atleast i don't think so well love the work kepp it comin much loves camaro

  21. dajari says:

    Sadly that describes who I am, I'm always looking for the imperfections, which is a habit I am trying to get out of.

  22. Salinda says:

    i like this poem its some things i could only dream of.

  23. ashley says:

    this poem reminds me of me and my boyfriend. he tells me that i am beautiful but i tell him i am not. it made me cry. i love it. it helps me look at myself more positivly. and its wierd to read someones work that sounds like my own. it touched me deeply

  24. Racheal says:

    this poem is very touching because it sounds like me everyone is always telling me other wise about my flaws but i never pay attintion, because i see what I see and i very liked it and never will, but thes poem helped me out a little bit!!!!

  25. True Nokturnal says:

    That wa amazing as with all of your poems!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  26. Amanda says:

    I think we all have that filling about aower selfs…That is all i have to say!..It's not much but you know what i mane!


  27. elaine says:

    i think that this poem is beautyful i love how the words r so perfect. *smiles and bows* its true and a very good poem

  28. sarah says:

    WOW !!! Awesome !

  29. Amber says:

    I really liked this poem. it describes alot of what i am going through in life. im glad some one out there knows what it is like.

  30. grayson thompson says:

    thats really good i dont even no how to describe it

  31. morgan says:

    i wish somebody can say that to me one day but i guesse it won't happened… well anyways that was kick ass poem

  32. Kristen says:

    I really like this one. It kind of shows what society in general has done to most woman's minds about beauty and perfection. It's truly sad because EVERYONE is effected. Way back when TV wasn't invented, that kind of beauty didn't matter.

    Even I sometimes suffer from it, but I now know I can change my perceptions about myself.

  33. brandi says:

    i love it!!! it reminds me of somin someone once said to me but i wouldnt listen…..this poem helped open my eyes

  34. Gir says:

    Wow. Words cant describe how I felt after I read this poem. Its like, the person who worte it knows me inside and out. And knows exactly how I feel…….


  35. Williow says:

    great work! totally awesome! reminds me of me and my bf…

  36. Jess says:

    Speachless, your poetry always leaves me speachless. You are an amazing writer, and very inspirational

  37. Vendera says:

    I realy love this peom. Sometime I can relate to it. ^_^ It shows how poeple can think of them salves, but even if they think of them salves that way their will always be someone in their lives or even on the out side that will think them beautiful. That even a preashes diamond has its ruff carners of life.

  38. Michela says:

    It's amazing… Keep it up 🙂

  39. vala_verena says:

    Breathtaking, insightful. I am at a lost for words, I have been looking for something like this for so long. Some way to make one I love see herself as I do. You are incredibly insightful. Thank you so much. I am truly touched and I will send this to her, she might finally be able to understand. Thank you.
    – Vala Verena

  40. Sadeyes says:

    this poem reminds me of what my fiance trys to get me to believe in myself.

  41. Anton says:

    Wow… just wow. That poem was beautiful raven, i enjoyed reading it more then you will ever know.^^

  42. paige says:

    i had to do this assignment on gothic literature and i chose this as one of my texts. i just want to say thanks so much, ahha you have let me finish my english assessment
    Paige xoxo

  43. jennifer says:

    You're work is very beautiful and touching.

  44. kayla says:

    i love your poems they capture all the things i feel inside sometime i really get down and sad but u and your poetry keep me in my happen zone i really appriciate all the things u share with the world and the way u stand up for wat u believe in

    xoxoxoxoxox kayla

  45. lexi says:

    i love this poem i cant wait to read the rest!!!

  46. darkened soul says:

    you really understand what im thinking, even if you dont know me, you get it. your poems inspire me to write my own. thank you.

  47. Storm says:

    This is the first piece of art i've experienced on this site and it really struck some profound chords. It really applies to me as I also look for everything thats wrong about myself even though everyone including my fiancé says I'm perfect. Keep up the good work. It was beautiful.

  48. Beautiful_Goth says:

    This was a very beutiful poem. So often it reminds me of myself and my boyfriend. Very good job.

  49. paige says:

    This poem is really good. it relates to someone i kno.

  50. Linda says:

    This is a wonderful poem, i really really like it, your writing is so perfect, i wish my boyfriend would write me a poem like this.

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