The Words You Just Might Need to Hear, but Rarely Do…

beautiful

You

Are more precious

Than the world has taught you.

No matter the words

The actions

The retractions

Of feelings.

Had it been

That each star

Had been numbered,

Cataloged by its native beauty

What quality, what gifts did they espouse?

And yet, you –

Unlike the stars,

The sunsets,

Flowers blooming on a summer’s day –

You are not told enough

That you lend beauty to our days.

You often hear nothing –

Save the sad silence

Of discontent.

The mad rush toward things

That barely give meaning

And yes – in the silence

We all learn to fill in the blanks

Sadly and with tears in our eyes.

It is not enough –

For us to say that you have beauty

To count the many times

We have been thankful for your presence

To see the wonder that you share –

Your innovate eye

Creative hand

The blessed lines

That fall upon the empty page.

Your presence –

Matters.

And perhaps you could truly

See your value

If others weren’t afraid

To speak,

Vulnerable and afraid

To bare their soul.

It is not enough –

To think the thoughts

To speak the words in silence,

But we all must learn

To shout them out

Raise our voices

And share

Love enough

And to care

That we are heard.

For me,

I think that you are beautiful

And I hope that is enough.

 

© Sumyanna 2016

 

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12 Comments Add yours

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you highly!

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  1. Mysson Humane says:

    Beautiful poem… Looks like we share a lot

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you! So easy to feel outnumbered in this world by people who think differently to you and want different things. Sometimes you just need to hear that it’s okay to be you

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I know exactly what you mean. That’s why I feel it is so important to say 🙂 So thrilled it meant something to you and please do keep shining just the way you are!

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  3. plainmama says:

    This is striking. I try to remember to let people know how much I appreciate them since I have lost people and never more have the chance. But even I forget sometimes. This is just an exquisite reminder of that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you liked this. I think that’s where I stand as well – knowing that it is important (I guess because it means so much to me). Always a good time for a reminder 🙂

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  4. Yecheilyah says:

    This is beautiful. “Unlike the stars,
    The sunsets,Flowers blooming on a summer’s day –You are not told enough
    That you lend beauty to our days.”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you liked it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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