Everlasting Beauty. Poem by Douglas McClarty

Everlasting Beauty.



When the beauty of the body begins to fade
When we cross the line from young to old
When the jet black hair has turned to grey
When reading the obituary's takes up your day
When with every year your waist goes up a size
When you add lots more inches to your thighs
When you take daily pills for aches and pains
When you're using makeup to cover varicose veins
When you take at least five supplements a day
When you're minds forgetful, beginning to stray
When an old person gets up to give you a seat
When sitting in company you doze off to sleep
When Summer turns to Autumn as it will be so
Remember, the beauty of your soul doth grow.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Leaking Pen 27 January 2014

Inspirational and heart warming, from line one till end of the poem, I felt each beat, each lament but above all where my hope truly lies, not in the physical but with my eternal soul Truly Paul (Leaking Pen)

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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 27 January 2014

the last line carries the weight of the poem...reality speaks!

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