The Face Within (a poem by whonunuwho)

Beauty on the outside and that held within.
Beauty on the outside and that held within.
Each has their own beautiful spirit.
Each has their own beautiful spirit.
We should focus on a person's acts and if they follow what they say.
We should focus on a person's acts and if they follow what they say.
True beauty does prevail.
True beauty does prevail.
Sometimes common signs are misleading.
Sometimes common signs are misleading.
Such splendor we see when we open our mind's eye.
Such splendor we see when we open our mind's eye.



The depths of the human spirit run deep, and do last to infinity,

Not a person's face or their race, will reveal their own humanity.

It's what is inside of the individual, a real lifetime's story to tell,

Not in our just talking with each one, shows truth so very well.


All what we say, our actions display, a realness, so exposes a soul,

The human spirit held within each heart, to indicate what we extol.

Beauty, in truth, not always outwardly shown, or a character known.

Not as skin deep, in further we keep, the message, well, is our own.


Our skins of yellow, red, black or white, no revelation, of who we are,

The origin of us all, kept in a shroud, perhaps on some far away star.

Were we each made from earthen clay, to be placed here on display,

Ours, unmistakable in such strong faith, its revealing to us, someday.


Each has a belief, a cultural life, and to live every day, we shall exist,

Ours not to disprove, or remove, a fellow being's hopes, nor to persist.

Our one connection, great link to humanity, exists within, and to prevail,

The strength of the heart and all kindness to impart, its true story to tell.






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In truth, all colors, when brought  together are beautiful.
In truth, all colors, when brought together are beautiful.

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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

In my pictures and in my writing, I share with friends, as if each day may be my last...


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Thanks for sharing your lovely poetry and pictures whonu...that is a good attitude. We never know what is to come.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Right on, whonu!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend, whonu


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful poem so well expressed.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Your poem is beautiful and filled with such lovely ideas.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

This is a wonderful piece of poetry. Voted up and all across. I love poetry. Especially abstract/prose. "An Old Dreamer's Dream" in my hubs is my favorite. I want you to keep up the great work for you are a very talented writer.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Kenneth and blessings to you and yours. whonu


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, whonunuwho,

You are very welcome. I meant every word for you deserved them. Keep up the fine work and please stay in touch with me.

Kenneth :)


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Kenneth, I attended school in Alabama and Georgia. I attended Troy State University and became a teacher of the handicapped a few years later. I deer hunt and love outdoors living. Nice to hear from a fellow Bama boy.whonunuwho(just a pen name, my first name is Dave.)


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hey, Dave!

Nice to know that you teach handicapped. This is not a job for just anyone. Thank you for making a difference.

And you are very welcome for the words I said. I meant them. I much rather build someone up than tear them down.

Keep it up. Talk to you later.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

A great message on faith and accepting each other. Lovely!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you much my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your kind words. whonu


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Beautiful write and message here! Thank you!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your nice compliment. whonu


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

Very beautiful, poignant and thoughtful! The words run so deep like the rivers of one of ones character and the ability to understand, what we are is what we show to the world. And more importantly it is what we see when we look in the mirror! Thank you for another thoughtful and moving poems! Shared, UP and tweeted. :-) Blessings....


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for your kind words of support. whonu


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You're so right. You never know when your sat day will come. Very nice poetry.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Your kindness is exceeded only by your uplifting words. whonu

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