Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I talks to me

From the mirror, the 'I' said,
Stay there and get beautiful eyes
And 'Me' replied, no thank you
I'd rather have eyes that can 'see' beauty

The 'I' said, your hands look bad
Want some hand cream, make them pretty
And 'Me' replied, no thank you
I'd rather create pretty things with these hands

Exasperated, 'I' said, your skin
Could do with some touch up to make you glow
And 'Me' replied, no thank you
I'd rather let a smile make my face glow

The 'I' tried yet again, take this perfume
Spray it and look like you're fresh off the garden
And 'Me' replied, no thank you
I'd rather walk in the garden to smell like I've been there

At the edge of its patience, the 'I' said
Here is kohl, mascara, eye liner, define your eyes
And 'Me' replied, no thank you
I'll let my naughty twinkle define my eyes

'I' attempted once more, look at your lips
They lack colour, here, take the lipstick
And 'Me' replied, no thank you
I'd rather that a genuine smile adorns my lips

A last ditch try, the 'I' said
If you're pretty and lady like, he will pay you compliments
And 'Me' replied, no thank you
He already sees me for who I am, not how I look

And then, my eyes opened,
Clarity flooded, sunlight streaming in
What a dream, oh what a realization
Prettiness gave in to beauty, let my day begin

With valuing me, for who I am
And what I can do with what I have
Brightening my inner glow, shining
With radiance of my inner beauty............

(Deliberately left unedited)

- Pritesh

PS: Sorry, there is no rhyme or metre................I was merely following my instinct as I wrote :-) Fellow quillers, sorry, this is a slightly out-of-topic post :-)

9 comments:

Baukje said...

brilliant I love it!
Greetings Baukje

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you Baukje :-)

Anonymous said...

I discovered your blog yesterday, your poem is full of sensibility and lovely. Thank you for that.Your quilling is also great.
Francine

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you Francine :-)

aureliaeugenia said...

What a joy art of any kind brings to the people.You are blessed with all your talents and I am very happy to know you,thanks.

aureliaeugenia

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you Aurelia :-)

Jackie Njeri said...

This is amazing! I hope your project wins because you deserve it!

lavina agarwal said...

too good dear..

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you Jackie and Lavina :-)