Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Pretty"

I love playing dress-up--
I love putting on glossy lipstick
and smooth body butters--
I love coloring my eye lids with hues of glow
and polishing up from head-to-toe.
I love the feeling of looking in the mirror and truly thinking--"I look beautiful"

But I never want to be simply Pretty.
I want to be pretty and more--
I want to be inspiring, intelligent, real.

I want to wear pure, uninhibited joy
and smooth away my wrinkles with love.
I want to gloss my lips with kindness
and frost my eyes with forgiveness
I want to look in the mirror and truly think--"I feel beautiful--from the inside out"

For I have realized that joy, kindness, and forgiveness
are accessories essential to any outfit.
They are worth more then a pretty face--
and can cover any unseemly marks

I love to play dress-up--
I love the feeling of glossy lips
and shiny shoes--
But I have realized that dressing up on the outside
is never fully as beautiful without
love, passion, and compassion filling the inside.


5 comments:

Jehanna said...

Great blog Elle! You are FAR from simply pretty in my books. You are pretty adventurous, pretty intelligent, pretty creative, .. the list goes on.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you are an expert in this field, you really got some great points there, thanks.

- Robson

Katie said...

Amazing Poem, Elliot!You hit it straight on.I need reminding sometimes to wear my "accessories." Props. =)

Elliot LaPlante said...

Love reading your blog tonight Elliot... it had been a while since I have .... It just reenforced in my mind what a insightful, wonderful and powerful woman you are... I am proud to call you my DAUGHTER!

Anonymous said...

I posted on your blog???? above xo MOM... computer NOT...LOL