Does Beauty Lie Within, Without

                                                Does beauty lie within, without,

                                                         Does the essence of the soul

                                               Hide behind the perfect teeth,

                                                         The most beautiful body mold?

                                               Or does it hide deep within,

                                                         The scarring face, behold,

                                               The eyes through which

                                                         the light will shine,

                                               The whisperings of the soul,

                                                          Listen carefully

                                               While it shall speak

                                                         Volumes of the divine.

                                                                                    S.K. Lindeman