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Until You Look Inside (today was special, so a repost)

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jwesley
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Until You Look Inside


My wife is not a raving beauty.
And she gets under people’s skin
at times, even mine;
she’s totally honest
and the way she speaks at times,
seems angry when she’s not,
or she says things
that others take incorrectly,
don’t understand;
and sometimes I have to walk away
and leave her standing on her own,
for her sake, and mine.

But I don’t love her
for what she is sometimes perceived.
I love her for whom I know her to be,
hard as that sometimes is,
after all these years.

But then she say’s something,
does something,
not necessarily to or for me,
that opens that window again,
lets the shine I married in
and the glory of who she is
touches my heart
all over again.

My wife is not a raving beauty –
nor am I,
but we made a commitment
to love one another,
not just on the day we married,
but for life!. . .
and no matter how time
changed us.
And time, circumstance,
does, change us.

Sometimes it forces us
to look really deep
to see the real ‘self’
over-topped by living
in the everyday world;
and sometime
we just have to remember
where we started,
what we’ve weathered -
to get this far;
sometimes we just have to accept
a certain amount of change,
because living in itself
is change.

My wife is not a raving beauty –
until you look inside;
and, I believe –
she thinks the same
of me.
.
.
.
.


©wesley james beard, jr


© Copyright 2017 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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1 posted 06-08-2017 09:50 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Jimmy,
This is wonderful! I can so relate. Dennis and I are having our tenth anniversary tomorrow(we've know each other for 30 years). Like I said before, I love your stuff! ~L
2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
Posts 6168
by the sea


2 posted 06-08-2017 10:11 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

this is wonderful, looking inside is what matters, nice to read you
yann


Poet In Pink
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Hi J Such a great read! Beauty is only skin deep...It's what is in the inside that counts Thanks for sharing ~ Alana
jjote
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since 12-25-2002
Posts 1045
Ontario, Canada


4 posted 06-12-2017 01:15 AM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

so rare it is that a marriage can lasts that long. I applaud this jewel of a relationship that has not tarnished with time.

Inspiring read.
 
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