27 Jun

“Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.” ~Douglas Horton


I know someone who’s quite ugly
I speak not of their face
They have a blemish that make-up
And lipstick can’t erase

Their eyes are quite alluring and
Their cheeks have pinkish hue
But despite their pretty face
They’re ugly through and through

They think only about themselves
And about their own views
They’d never be caught dead walking
A mile in your shoes

They think that they are always right
And never are at fault
They think because they’re pretty that
Their words do not insult

They have entitlement issues
They think the world does owe
Because of good genetics that
They’re so eager to show

One day life will slap the wrinkles
Right into their faces
And they won’t have their good looks to
Get into our good graces

Time will pull down on their skin
And make their eyes look tired
All the make-up in the world
Won’t make them more desired

And then they’ll have to face the truth
Which will cause them to pout:
They won’t have courage, grace and love
To make true beauty sprout

Youthful skin won’t hide their scowl
Or their lack of peace
Their true selves will be magnified
With every facial crease

And that’s when ugly people have
A slice of humble pie
When skin-deep beauty starts to be
In very short supply

When they cannot do anything
To stop what nature takes
When their vision starts to go
And when their body aches

They start to realize that they’re
Not perfect after all
Maybe they contributed
To every single brawl

And maybe then they’ll be able
To say “I’m sorry too”
“Now I see that the whole blame
Did not lay just on you”

It takes two people to argue
And to engage in war
Fights happen when one puts down
Their foot and says, “No more!”

To the beautiful uglies
Who are so conceited
Keep in mind what is in store
For your beauty ahead

Remember that your flesh and bone
Lasts only a few years
Everything that’s physical
One day just disappears

True beauty’s in virtues like
Benevolence and grace
And doesn’t have the slightest thing
To do with your cute face



16 Responses to “Ugly”

  1. Cat Forsley June 27, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    HUGE POEM miro ………
    geesh this one is WARRIOR all the way …
    I have missed You my bro …………..
    a ton ……….
    Hope all is Good 🙂

    • Miro June 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      Thanks Cat. Missed you too sister. 🙂 Everything is always good if you choose it to be.
      Peace, grace & strength,

      • Cat Forsley June 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

        🙂 Yep know that feeling 🙂
        Love To My Canadian Bro – always 🙂

  2. Bonnie June 27, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Every word is true, Miro – love it. 🙂

    • Miro June 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Thanks Bonnie, much appreciated.

  3. lscotthoughts June 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    So very true, Miro, and your words remind me of one I wrote awhile back, if you get a chance to read: Hugs and Blessings to you always, L 🙂

    • Miro June 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      Thanks so much, I’ll definitely check that out.

  4. Christy Birmingham June 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    You are quite right that these people are ugly in their souls and are not at peace internally. Truth is spoken here.

    • Miro June 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Such a contradiction, huh? These people who can make so many others happy just by standing there and “looking pretty” have so much ugliness, emptiness and unrest beneath the surface.

  5. juwannadoright June 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    “The Portrait of Dorian Grey” should be required reading for the people you describe. Outstanding poem – and right on the mark.

    • Miro June 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

      Thank you kindly. 🙂

  6. Mike Fisk June 28, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Not only gifted poetry but wisdom expressed. Thanks for a great post. God Bless! Mike

    • Miro June 28, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      Thanks Mike, much appreciated.

  7. Julie Catherine July 1, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    So true, Miro, and beautifully written!

  8. willofheart July 1, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    this is absolutely true Miro, beautiful and striking poems, love it…

  9. Alex Khoo July 2, 2012 at 7:34 am #


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