Beauty Redefined


We live in an era where beauty equates cosmetic perfection.

Flawless exterior, glowing skin and great posture;

No longer about what is real but what it is made to look like;

Because there’s an application for nearly every imperfection;

We no longer strive to work on our inner persons;

Forgetting that beauty is from the inside out;

When you have a kind, generous and gentle spirit;

A beautiful countenance will always radiate from you;

According to the Bible, those called with beautiful feet aren’t those

Without calluses or scars or blemishes

But those who bring the Good News

Hence I believe beautiful hands are not necessarily for those

Which look perfect through a camera lens

But those who lend a helping hand to those who need it;

Beautiful eyes go beyond the color of your pupils

It’s for those who allow themselves to see past their own needs

Into the souls, needs and heart cries of the others looking up to them;

Beautiful ears are not about how cute they look

They are for those who refuse to hear evil;

Beautiful lips transcend perfect contour lines;

It’s for those who heal, nourish and build others up with their words;

Beautiful shoulders belong to those who allow the grieving, crushed

The heartbroken and vulnerable to lean on them in times of need;

A beautiful nose I believe, is for anyone who is sensitive to the stench of trouble,

Evil compromise and all forms of corruption and does well to stay far away

from their carriers.

Cosmetics no matter how permanent the guarantee of procedure

Will not last and do not improve the interior

Consider how much you invest in making yourself appear beautiful

And think of investing twice as much in becoming the God-intended version of you.

© Josephine Amoako 2019

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. inspiredGrisele says:

    I love this and pray many read it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen and thanks for reading.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. inspiredGrisele says:

    Reblogged this on inspired Grisele and commented:
    Find a balance. Consider how much you invest in making yourself appear beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ve often found myself, during my scores of life, looking behind the mask applied from a bottle for the natural beauty. To my dismay, it many times isn’t there. Too bad the applier of the mask has wasted their funds.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      I know…very fleeting..

      Like

  4. Reblogged this on oldblessedwordpresscom and commented:
    This is worth reblogging. Thanks to my our young blogger, Joseyphenia for sharing such insight.

    Like

  5. Christene F Long says:

    People often look on the outside of people and pass up the real people because of the standards they have been taught that constitute beauty. People with less attractive features, but good kind heart (spirit) are looked over or pushed to do undesirable tasks. That sounds like bullying to me. Beauty is skin-deep and it fades with time. A good kind heart will last forever.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Very true. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Christene.

      Like

  6. gracelarbi says:

    Reblogged this on gracelarbi and commented:
    On point girlfriend!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. shexpress says:

    Davutoglu
    Beautifully written…

    Liked by 1 person

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