True Beauty

  • Have you seen the light of hope,
  • In the eyes of the blind?
  • Have you seen the smile of contentment,
  • Upon the lips of poverty?
  • Have you felt the tenderness of benevolence,
  • In the palm of affluence?
  • Have you felt the glow of sacrifice,
  • In the heart afire with love?
  • Have you known the trace of strength,
  • In the footprints of life’s storms?
  • Have you known the halo of calm,
  • Around the face of death?
  • Then only have you seen and felt and known,
  • True beauty in a human being.
  • - Kusum Gokarn

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