Earthly Things Fail To Describe You - Poem by Leslie Alexis
I cannot think of anything worthy
Of describing you. I thought of the way the
River flows, then I remembered when its
Banks overflowed, causing great havoc in
Many lives, to me such said of you,
Would be blatant lies. Then I thought of the
Spring, the beauty it brings: in flowers -
So beautiful, and in birds that sing
Harmoniously with each other, evoking
Smiles. Then I remembered, it is only one
Season, one fourth of the year, and I was saddened.
For In my visions of you, you are always there.
Then I thought of the rainbow, with
Colors - so radiantly magnificent,
Then I remembered, it’s only a mere
Reflection of beauty - taking from another.
But your beauty comes from within, and your
Smile stands on its own. Then I attempted
To liken you to the sun, the way it
Brightens the day, then I reminisced
On how you also brighten my nights,
Even more so than the day… you are my light.
In my quest to find the words that adorn
You, I came up undone. Yes, you were born
Of man, and may die a death like man too.
But to this day, man is yet to find
Words that communicate the heart and mind
Allied, describing the essence of you;
Save but one: God. He made you – complete.
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