Paul Francis Hartnett

(Bayonne, New Jersey)

The Beauty Within - Poem by Paul Francis Hartnett

True beauty come's from deep within,
it's not in your hair, your looks,
or your skin, true beauty is something
you can never hold, and true beauty
shines brighter that gold.

Everyone has it, it's right there inside,
but for most of us it's beauty we hide,
when you reach out to the beggar that
roams the town, and you offer to help,
instead of putting him down, you become a
beautiful person for all to see, and this
is what real beauty should be..

If you say your sorry when someone's upset,
when you soothe a child when they start to
fret, when you offer warmth to someone
who's cold, when you go out of your way
to help someone that's old.

It's these little things that mean so much and this
is real beauty you can never touch. but few stop
to think of things they can do or to cheer
someone up that's feeling blue, there's just
no time I'm too busy they'll say as they
shake their heads and hurry away.

So the beauty stays hidden deep within,
and they continue to judge by the color
of skin, never to know the glow that's inside,
and to never have felt the feeling of pride,
and to never have heard someone say
you're the most beautiful person I've met today.

Comments about The Beauty Within by Paul Francis Hartnett

  • (11/25/2007 11:52:00 AM)

    True words about Beauty 1 of the best poems I ever read. Thank U (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: beauty, beautiful, sorry, pride, today, hair, child, children

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]