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.