The Beholder and the Beheld

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder,

then beauty is what I behold.

My eyes trace your veins,

your rough edges,

the places where you have been bruised by life’s bumps and grinds.

I see the vulnerable places,

where skin is transparent,

where  cellophane wraps cells

in discomfiture,

uncertainty stretches you taut.

Human-packaged humanity,

comfort in warped wrap,

friendship in flawed form.

Yet here,

now,

I behold you –

real.

Imperfect.

Beautiful…

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8 comments on “The Beholder and the Beheld

  1. RoSy says:

    I behold the beauty of this post!

  2. Today’s favorite! True beauty dwells in the heart.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  3. Debbie says:

    This is a beautiful poem and pic, showing us about beauty that is not perfect, but still perfectly beautiful! Thank you, Melody!

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    “Friendship in flawed form”–that’s pretty much what we’re going to get, so I’m going to do my best to cherish it. God bless you–love, your imperfect friend, Caddo

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