Sunday, February 14, 2016

Can You See the Beauty--By David M. Smith--United States

Can You See the Beauty

Can you see the beauty --- in a kind human’s soul
See past outer shells --- should be our goal
Do you see the love --- in acts of kindness
If we don't slow our lives down --- it leads to blindness
Can you see the birds dance --- in the early morn
Picked a rose for beauty --- get bit by her thorn
Did you notice the bee --- as he kissed the flower
Comforted a dying person --- in their darkest hour
Have you seen the sunrise --- been filled with joy
A smiling child's face --- opening a Christmas toy
Do you see falling stars --- streak across the sky
Will you wipe teardrops --- from a stranger’s eye
Look for inner beauty --- spread love all around
As dewdrops touch flowers --- then fall to the ground.

David M. Smith was born in Syracuse, New York in 1956. He began to write poetry at the age of 12. David was suffering from low self-esteem after mental abuse by his Father. A teacher asked him to write a poem. He did a great job and received a gold star on top of his paper. Inspired by that, he has been writing poetry since.


  1. Your line about the rose.. that was my favorite passage, though so many hit home... Love your poem, David, for all it says, and implies...

    Oh, and you and I are the same age. How cool is that?

  2. How wonderful to see this published. Thank you for sharing with us David and continued success!

  3. Dear David,

    It's good to see you already have two lovely comments on your wonderful poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  4. What a meaningful poem David. I couldn't choose a favorite line. The whole poem is well worth spending some time with.

    Welcome to Whispers.

  5. David,
    Great poem celebrating life in all its aspects. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Foz

  6. Hello David

    If only thought in this manner what a wonderful world it would be. Your words speak volumes with so much humanity. The entry is lovely and well stated. Thank you for sharing your talent. Sincerely, Ann Marie Mazzarella

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderfully insightful poem today David as Ann Marie says if only we all thought this way the world would be a better place

    Thank you for sharing your thoughtful poem with us I'm sure we will all take a closer look at nature after reading your poem

    Write On