Willis Martyn

Appearance

We place much
on
appearance.
Less
on
what it conceals.

Does a beautiful face
in equal measure
a heart
reveal?

And those with beautiful hearts,
encased within life's
less than idyllic form.

To know them,
is true to say,

a gift without cheap wrapping!
A no lesser
gift indeed!

By appearance and a shallow wanting
we so easily,
can be,
deceived!

Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 1, 2006
Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Comments about Appearance by Willis Martyn

  • Sonya Florentino (2/17/2009 9:37:00 AM)

    oh! what a gift this poem is!

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  • Tanya Stanford (8/30/2008 9:41:00 AM)

    This is a brilliant way of saying beauty comes from within and not what is on the outside. A true poetic observation.

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  • Jemarie RagudoJemarie Ragudo (8/17/2008 12:24:00 AM)

    I like your style. No fancy words and no elaborate, puzzling imagery. Just the truth presented in the beauty of words arranged in a way that only the truly gifted ones could ever do. If only I can write like you. A perfect 10!

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  • Joseph Daly (6/1/2006 6:54:00 AM)

    Astraight forwards philosophy, willis. Put togesther with skill. I like that you have avoided rhyme as this would only give the piece a maudlin feel. You seem to have a good grasp (I suspect inateness) of how a piece should read, howit should pan-out. This is a fine piece.

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