Pretty Package


Smooth skin

Wide eyes

Bow mouth

Some would say

A pretty package

Well liked

Has something to draw you in

Make you interested

Beauty is a terrifying thing


When they have it

Don't know what to do with it


Wish they had it

Or more of it

And when they lose it

Forget it

They lose what they think

Was themselves

It's never enough

Always wanting more

Some don't know their own beauty

Let others take advantage

Take the driver's seat

Before they know it

It has faded and gone

On the outside

Leaving them in dust

Some may ask

What's beneath the shiny exterior

What's beneath the gloss

It doesn't matter

In the end

It is all lost

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thehelios 4 years ago from India

Great poem.. you gave words to my thoughts...many think that what they see is what they are.. many try to change their skin, face,etc but not their heart...which is ridiculous.. i pity those who think what's outside is important than what's inside...

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

it's true in the end it is all gone.. I like this.. yeah Pretty Package.. thought you were writing about me...LOL

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

'Kinda sad. Beauty is only skin deep, oftentimes the beauty lies within. Lovely..

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

nice write Caroline.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

So true. Many a true beauty lives by looks alone but there is nothing beneath the exterior. Well done.

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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

great share and looks have nothing to o with beauty, it is only one of the factor, nice hub.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ TheHelios thank you very much for your thoughts. I completely agree. :)

@ Frank LOL thanks for stopping by. :)

@ Ruby thank you very much. :)

@ Michael thank you very much. :)

@ Gypsy thank you very much. :)

@ Girish thank you very much. SO true that looks don't have anything to do with beauty. :)

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