not "beautiful"

By FadedBlues

She's a quiet woman,
not what you would call the 'life of the party'...
keeps her emotions in check for the most part,
except in her writing,
where her passion burns the page.

I won't call her beautiful,
the word is overused and probably not worthy of the
pedestal it's placed on by the modeling agencies and
gawking admirers of what is perceived as pulchritude.

I've always wondered if there is a word
more beautiful than 'beautiful'.
For years, I searched in vain
for that mysterious, unwritten word.

But I've finally found it...

She is the word. 


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Copyright 2012 FadedBlues
Published on Friday, January 20, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

...for all those who are the word...
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  • zebra black On Thursday, June 13, 2019, zebra black (149)By person wrote:

    she …..definitely across the wings of her hips I fly

  • A former member wrote: Such a beautiful word! This piece is a tribute to the beauty itself.. :)

  • A former member wrote: I like it, has a lot of thought put into it. I can even relate. I love it :)

  • PoetessDarkly On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, PoetessDarkly (764)By person wrote:

    this is enchanting, very well penned.

  • Star On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, Star (1014)By person wrote:

    beautiful poem, faded.. wow (:

  • RibbonHeart On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, RibbonHeart (23)By person wrote:

    This is so moving, I think most girls who read this would love to find that one person who thinks they are something more than beautiful. (Maybe one day I will feel brave enough to reveal my eyes to the world, until then they remain hidden, yet seeing all)

  • River Lily On Thursday, June 14, 2012, River Lily (1018)By person wrote:

    This was beautiful and moving. Unique, capturing just a few words that come to mind. Beautifully written. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Nice write . Keep them coming Scholar

  • violetdarkness On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, violetdarkness (50)By person wrote:

    i wan to marry a word someday. this is awesome. thanks for the read.

  • A former member wrote: That final line, 'She is the word' absolutely brilliant.

  • Carmina Gitana On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Carmina Gitana (152)By person wrote:

    This actually moved me . . . in the region where I'm supposed to have a heart. Beautiful poem. Beautiful sentiment. Its subject is, indeed, a lucky woman.

  • NikesRain On Thursday, March 15, 2012, NikesRain (1292)By person wrote:

    for some reason today this hits harder... in an almost wished for way... heartstoppingly beautiful

  • Cattarax On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Cattarax (229)By person wrote:

    Utterly unique! I enjoyed this so much I read it more than once and deserves to be bookmarked! Fantastic!!

  • A former member wrote: Aww! She better appreciate this. Nice break from the cliche love poem

  • Taunting The Reaper On Friday, January 20, 2012, Taunting The Reaper (179)By person wrote:

    To quote an old cliche' still waters run deep and sometimes beauty surfaces in the most unexpected places if you truly care to look deep enough. How wonderful of you to notice, and write about it.

  • FadedBlues On Friday, January 20, 2012, FadedBlues (2279)By person wrote:

    Friends, always leave the most 'more than beautiful' comments...

  • NikesRain On Friday, January 20, 2012, NikesRain (1292)By person wrote:

    i love how, for me, this read like a part of an easy afternoon conversation... just a thought said gently... not needing any debate or turning over... it's exquisite

  • A former member wrote: Word. I adore women like this. I have a woman like this. They are beautiful beyond all the cliches.

  • Magdalena On Friday, January 20, 2012, Magdalena (629)By person wrote:

    "She" is beyond beauty....... Wonderful blues.

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