Call Me Superficial


Beauty always captures my attention. The lines and details of the butterfly  and flower take my breath away.

I enjoy reading poems my sister sends to me. They are often deep and profound in nature. A photo usually accompanies each one. I find that the beauty of the photo often more appealing than the poems. After receiving one of her poems, I thought, she must think I am very superficial since I like the photos better than the poems. This poem was written from that thought.


Call me superficial when seeing a picture

Causes words to escape me

When beauty take precedence over substance

And I am drawn by what my eyes behold

Call me superficial when a picture in a story

Catches my attention and sets my mind on the fire

My imagination soars and transports my soul

To realms beyond word or pen

Call me superficial when melody and harmony

Lift my spirit from the very first note

Only to be followed by words

Adding to or taking away my feeling of awe

Call me superficial when the background blurs

Seven layers deep

And the last brush stroke is the first I see

All that work labor and toil

Only to end in an accent of light against dark

Beauty against substance


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