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The Illusion of Lustre

Updated on February 26, 2012
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The Illusion of Lustre

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Lustre entreats the heart,

bewitches it into an illusion of worth,

dulling the senses and sucking emotions dry.

The soul however recognises the core,

the substance of reality,

and the worth of whom we are.

No matter how polished a stone,

it will always be a stone,

yet a diamond uncut has a radiance of truth,

a recognition of beauty within.

How often we live our lives,

pursuing all that is lustrous,

all that promises nothing

and furnishes all in appearance.

Within our grasp the illusion is eventually realised,

often too late before the claws of internal reality strike.

Being able to see the true state of being within life,

is a talent to be mastered,

seeing past the superficial and accepting truth,

not some approximation of it, or what we want to believe.

Appearances are deceiving,

but it is what beauty lies within that matters,

in heart, in soul, in potential.

Our crust is often no indication,

simply a reflection of what has been.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Good on you Dee, that's all that's important. Thanks for reading.

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      Dee42 6 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      I like the part about the diamond un-cut has a radiance of truth, a recognition of beauty within!! Thats me!! :)

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I'm glad it connected with your thoughts Simplicity4All, and I appreciate your time to comment. Do drop by again. Have a great day.

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      Simplicity4All 6 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

      Appearances are deceiving,

      but it is what beauty lies within that matters,

      in heart, in soul, in potential.

      Our crust is often no indication,

      simply a reflection of what has been.

      This is remarkably put and I have to say its one of those moments where I just happened to see this in my hub feed if you would like to call it that, and it made me reexamine myself and smile because I often feel as though my outer beauty fails to match the beauty within me and I hate being judge by simply what meets the eye. I needed this today for all day I have done nothing but self-loathe and criticize, it was a nice reminder there are people still in the world who understand that appearences can in fact be deceiving. Beauty also does not make all your dreams come true unless you are fortunate enough to realize beauty is a reflection of the inner and outer self and the fact we are all individuals is simply infinite beauty in and of itself... :D