Adam Holmes

Rookie - 1 Points (U.S.)

Beautiful - Poem by Adam Holmes

People question me about my content
“You never write about the beautiful things”
Everything is grim
Everything is ugly
Everything is damned
But hideousness is the currency of loveliness
Some people spend more then they’re worth
These folks are the poorest
Not shanty people in Africa
Not the bum pissing in an alley
Because,
To them
A sunset is a sunset
A dollar is a dollar
Art is art
But in reality,
Nothing is relative
Everything beautiful is paid for
By something repulsive
Something cruel
What is beauty without definition?
Stop waiting outside soup kitchens
Stop begging on crowded streets
Stop believing fairytale fiction
If you want real beauty
Open your eyes
Close your mouth
Keep your hands in your pockets
And one day…
You will be a millionaire


Comments about Beautiful by Adam Holmes

  • Rookie - 0 Points The 4am Poet Worm (7/31/2011 12:51:00 PM)

    phillosophical and yet a lot of truth prevails...loved it (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Gugu Blaqrose Thokoza (1/18/2010 4:11:00 AM)

    I read this poem, and i must say its really beautiful, you're an exeptional writter, keep up the good work, very well written... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 287 Points C. P. Sharma (4/29/2009 12:37:00 AM)

    If you want real beauty
    Open your eyes
    Close your mouth
    Keep your hands in your pockets
    And one day…
    You will be a millionaire

    Very well summed up.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Delilah Miller (4/7/2009 1:12:00 AM)

    There's so substitute for your own observations. Very cerebral, as always, but prophetic and passionate :)

    Does this hold true for pple? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diana Vitaliyevna (4/5/2009 11:11:00 PM)

    i like this peom. true. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 5, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 31, 2011


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