Portraits Poetry Series #77: Beauty Where You Least Expect It


In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image. With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had seen the image itself.




Beauty, Where You Least Expect It


Have you ever

Felt the need

To unravel your skin

Detail the necessary curves

The winding highways

The paths with which,

You found yourself here

Right at this moment

Right at this time

Do you ever wonder –

What could have been?

The alternate roads not taken

The paths and routes

Left undisturbed

What then, you might ask

Trailing once again

Everything that makes you

Who you are

The scent of your skin

The clumsy fluttering of eyelids

The gentle footsteps you have solidly lain

I know that many –

Try to leave their past


Settled, like dust

And in some cases –


But look back,

Look back!

If only to know –

How far you have come.


© Sumyanna 2017




2 Comments Add yours

  1. wolfnowl says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing!!


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you … always.


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