POEM| Beautiful

Beautiful;
the adjective,
is used too lightly
and too often
it’s lost its essence.

It no longer seems
special,
nor does it feel
important
when uttered.

Everything
is beautiful
easily
and frequently
it’s appalling.

You’re beautiful,
your work is beautiful,
that’s a beautiful dress,
you write beautifully.

Beauty
is meant to be
unique,
but I wonder
if it means
something else now.

Mariam Shittu

4 thoughts on “POEM| Beautiful

  1. Euphoria 6lues says:

    Sometimes, at least for myself, it’s the one word that comes to mind upon seeing something for the first time. I’m truly at a loss, so I’m grasping for straws and beautiful is the only word I can express without sounding like a idiot I guess 😂

      1. Euphoria 6lues says:

        As it well should be. I feel the same towards the word “love”, because when you say it the thousandth time how deeply is your love really. Can you put it into words, actions? How far can you relay this? I understand, beautiful should be amongst a air of sacredness though.

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