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Can You Judge a Book By Its Cover?

Updated on November 7, 2012
Breath of Life
Breath of Life
Beauty we See
Beauty we See
We all smell the same flowers
We all smell the same flowers
The Same air
The Same air
we all see the same beauty of life
we all see the same beauty of life
Each has their own faith.
Each has their own faith.
Each faces the storms of life
Each faces the storms of life
God's gifts
God's gifts
God loves us all, great and small.
God loves us all, great and small.
Glory of Life
Glory of Life
Can we judge any Book by its Cover?
Can we judge any Book by its Cover?

A Book?



If we were to judge a book by its cover,

my friend, a man, by his color alone,

Could we then stand before our Maker,

our God, and for our sins, atone?



What makes a man greater or more small,

than others, upon this green earth,

The greatest statement of all human kind,

is in displaying of each's own worth?



The color of a man, the slant of an eye,

the measure of height and his scale,

Does this exhibit his true and real essence,

the depths of his brilliance, as well?



When is a child less than a child,

a woman to be much lacking, in her femininity,

What decides the stature in this life,

and is it to be based upon just what we see?



On the outside of us, there lies a shell, a form,

and the inside, holds the real truth,

The measure of a person, not in appearance,

the essence of goodness, their proof.



Intelligence does not dictate who we are,

it's humaneness and sharing of our lives,

The level in society and the money we have,

belies the true spirit, and how it thrives.



As judges we cannot be a justified source,

the observer and his opinion, drawn up,

Do we not eat the same bread of life,

and drink wine of our days, from the same cup?



Do we not walk upon the same common soil.

and breathe in the same precious fine air,

Then live our fond lives, as best as each can,

experiencing the greatest gifts, so rare?



The bright shinning light, emanates from within,

of every small child and grown one,

Held in its place, reflected in each face,

within the hearts warm embrace, as a beacon.



This special quality is possessed by us all,

and a treasure, to be held within our books,

Our God given spirits and souls held inside,

to be masked by our skins, and our looks.





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A Book and its Cover!
A Book and its Cover!

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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Faith Reaper, and your kind words are always welcomed.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Such lovely words of pure truth written here dear one!

      We must look to the heart, where true beauty lies, as the outside matters not. From out of the mouth, the heart speaks. We are all made in His image, so we are all lovely on the outside, whether or not lovely in the world's view.

      Whonu, you blew me away with this one in its entirety!

      Voted Way up to the heavens again.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you caroline, glad you liked it.who

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      Caroline Marie 

      5 years ago

      Great poetry and beautiful photos to go along with it. :)

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you once again, teaches. I do appreciate your kind thoughts, as always, who.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Lovely message, whonu. I am moved by your photos, as always, and your simple way of stating the truth that inspires!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks BlossomSB, I appreciate your comments and praise.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem and great illustrations. The cover may be attractive, but to understand what is inside is so much more important - for both the Bible and for our fellow human beings. God bless you.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much crystolite. I am deeply appreciative of your fond response.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you very much, Mhatter99, Yes I realize the Bible is quite a complex and wonderful book that is quite often judged by its cover(concept of Christianity) and not full understood in its main precepts. Your kind responses are always greatly valued, my friend.

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend, Bong, your responses are always appreciated.who

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      Jobb Gosamo 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Indeed, we are all God's children and we are all beautiful in His sight. You did it again, my friend. Great write.

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      Emma 

      5 years ago from Houston TX

      These are great words my friend, they are inspiring and speaks more of wisdom within. Thanks for sharing

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      A lot to reflect upon in one poem. Thank you for for the fine job. May I share one thing with you? The Bible is not just a religious book. Maybe you knew this when composing your fine poem.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Kamalesho50, I enjoyed writing and sharing this work with all who may read and appreciate it. Your fond comments are always welcomed. who

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      Kamalesh050 

      5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      What a Fabulous poem my friend! This is undoubtedly one of the Best poems I have read for months. You have written it wonderfully in easy and simple words and presented so well with the pictures ! The poem has the depth and carries a wonderful message. Very true what you have written and I must thank you for sharing this Brilliant piece. Voted Up and Awesome. Have a good day.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Bill.Your comments are always welcomed and much appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't need to write a long-winded comment on this one; it speaks for itself and can stand alone as all the wisdom we will ever need. True words my friend.

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