Suzanne Hayasaki

Gold Star - 5,968 Points (October 4,1966)

Die For Beauty - Poem by Suzanne Hayasaki

I will not die for beauty.
I will not die for truth.
I will not die for patriotism.
I will not die for you.

I will not contemplate my death.
I will not plan my end.
I will not brood on my mortality.
I will not pray for heaven.

I will live.
I will look around me.
I will not search, futilely, for answers,
But I will see.
I will not rage, mutely, for justice,
But I will be free.

Let the world whir by
Triumphant in its scope.
Resplendent in its complexity.
I will focus on me.

I feel my scales peeling one by one.
I feel my scars healing from within.
I feel a weight lifted from my heart.
I feel my soul rise from yet another death.

Because once again, I have been reminded
That true sight belongs to the blind.

Topic(s) of this poem: beauty, spirituality, truth

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015

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