The Ugliness of Beauty


What is beauty, but a lie

 What of vanity catches one’s eye

 If lavish riches and splendor adorn

 I’m afraid you will be thwarted when time is worn

 None can escape the clutches of age

 So dress yourself in fancies, in which you throw your wage

 It will do no good; time is your door

 Yet even of the veracity you still beg for more

 Lying down in the ground, this is where you rot

 What became of the beauty that you once sought

 Like dust you sicken and poison ones soul

 No longer loved, you return to your hole

 Didn’t they warn, didn’t they say

 You were too proud, too eager to go your own way

 Now you are trapped, forever you shall be lost

 None left to care; this is now your cost


Written By,

My lovely daughter, Amy Cook

Originally posted: April 11, 2015

Photo credit:

21 responses to “The Ugliness of Beauty

  1. Hi my friend
    Beautiful photo and poem. I hope to get the scanner working properly to get the chart to you.

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  2. Thanks M! My daughter Amy wrote this poem when she was 16. It is one of my favorites! Hugs to you too! 🙂

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  3. Wow what talent at 16 years old. Does she still write?

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  4. Wow!! This one is simply awesome!! I just loved it 🙂

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  5. Yes, she still writes and she is 18 now. She has a Facebook page called Thoughts of a Writer, but she hasn’t added anything new in at least a year. She has been working on writing a couple of books and that keeps her busy enough.

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  6. Thank you Nimmi! I will pass your comment along to my daughter. 🙂

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  7. Aw!! Thank you, Michelle!! I’m sending my love to you and to your daughter 🙂 ❤

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  8. Hi friend
    I’m glad to hear she’s writing it can be therapeutic. I haven’t forgotten about you, if scanner won’t cooperate I’ll do one on computer. It will not be pretty. That’s not the point. Look for an email offline, I have a question for you. It could be as late as tomorrow.
    Have a blessed day.

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  9. 🙂 She loved your encouraging words. Blessings to you today!

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  10. No worries M! Hugs to you too!


  11. Beautiful writing.

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  12. I agree, only inner beauty stays for eternity 🙂

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  13. Aw!! Glad to hear that 🙂 Thank you and love and blessings to you and yours 🙂 ❤

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  14. Wonderful poem. Please give my thanks to your talented daughter for this beautifully composed piece.

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  15. Thanks! I will. 🙂

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  16. This is beautiful! She’s very talented. 💜

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  17. Thank you Angela…. all of my girls are writers. 😉

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  18. Oh, that’s so awesome! My oldest is an avid reader and brilliant artist, especially in watercolor…but doesn’t like poetry at all! I sometimes write poems to accompany her work, which she is totally indifferent about! Lol. My youngest enjoys reading and writing a bit of poetry and we sometimes write together. She loves when I write things for her.

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  19. Aww…. yours kids sound amazing. Who knows….. your oldest may eventually start to love writing…. Amy completely hated reading and writing for the longest time… it eventually grew on her to the point she actually considered majoring in English. Lol….

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  20. Haha! Very true. Things evolve so quickly…too much so it seems. They grow so fast!

    Have a wonderful weekend, M!

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  21. They sure do….. thank you so much Angela. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! 🌷

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