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Where Is The Beauty Of This World ?

Author is a retired government worker at the state and federal level. He has freelance/publisher credits in national papers and magazines.

The real beauty of the world is in the hearts of good people.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you.

Where is the beauty of this world?

Is it ito be found in the buds and blossoms of spring?

Is it in the cotton puff clouds in a summer sky?

Or, is it in the beauty and warmth of a smile;

The laughter of a shared happiness?

Is it the reflected blue of a lake,

The bubbling of a stream?

Or, is it childrens' laughter;

The firmness of a handshake?

Is it the warm, full, humid air that follows a summer shower;

The smell of good soil opened to yield a hill of potatoes grown as if by magic?

Or, is it the aroma of good food for a shared meal;

The first inkling of a lifelong friendship?

Or, is it the sparkle and warmth of a winter's evening fire?

Is it the lilt of a thrush's mating call;

Or, is it the warmth of returned love---growing as it is given away?

Is it the understood gift of the One who loves us so?

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Is it found in the sweat of honest exertion,

The completion of a long-delayed task?

Or, is it glimpsed in the innocence on a child's face?

Is it found in the excited hugs of reunion?

Is it the fragrance of a newly opened rose;

Or, in the delicate softness of its petals?

Perhaps it is found when the power of the storm beats against our humanness,

Or, when one bravely struggles against uglinesses of the world,

And is found triumphant and parting it with a smile?

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[I know that it isurely can be found in the gift of One who loves us all?]

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Copyright 2021 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on February 26, 2012:

Yes, human nature is a worthy competitor of mother nature. Both have their storms and disastrous consequences, but beauty is surely more than physical appeal, or a lovely scene. It is what poets spend lifetimes trying to capture in words, artists in paintings, actors, musicians, and singers in performance, and writers in words to be read. Struggles against all odds have some of the deepest beauty to be found.

Caroline Marie on November 10, 2011:

I love this poem. Very beautiful. I think beauty can be anywhere you choose to see it. Thank you for your vision.

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