Hello again, readers!
This week’s “Poem of the Week” is a simple Shakespearean sonnet that teaches the reader an old adage that I myself have learned to be truth: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Without further ado, then, here’s Looks Alone. Enjoy!
February 4, 2013
When I look at someone, know what I see?
An outfit, a posture…perhaps a face?
What does any of that alone tell me
‘Bout that person or ‘bout the human race?
What do looks alone tell anybody
About the nature of one person’s soul?
Who’s to say that someone smiling kindly
Isn’t actually a real asshole?
Meanwhile, that one guy scowling by himself,
His stony face frozen into a frown,
Is no meaner than anybody else
And could quite be the nicest guy in town.
Lest you chat with him, you may never know,
For when do looks alone help friendships grow?
And so concludes another “Poem of the Week.” Thank you all for reading, and I hope that this composition has reminded you all to look deeper than a fellow human being’s appearance to discover his or her true beauty. At any rate, thanks for checking in with me, and as always be sure to visit my author pages at Smashwords.com, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk. Also, be sure to come back next week for more poetic goodness. Until then, though, happy reading!
Dustin M. Weber