John Allen Richter

Gold Star - 7,086 Points (1959 / Richmond, In)

Ugly Inside - Poem by John Allen Richter

Ugly, she says she is -
not as pretty as this or that...
Happy, she says she is...
in all her ugly and fat...

If she is what she is -
and ugly is all she owns -
and life is just a quiz -
down to her ugly bones -
Then why does happiness -
rally through her tones?

For if I were this - or if I were that -
a mountain lion - or Cheshire cat -
Gargoyle of stone -
or angel of bronze -
deathly sword honed -
imp that devil spawns -
Then where does beauty lie?
If not deep inside?
Where one is free of sin -
to cause happiness within?

Ugly is ugly - only inside.

Topic(s) of this poem: crazy, sad


Comments about Ugly Inside by John Allen Richter

There is no comment submitted by members..



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


Poem Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2015



[Report Error]