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Yesterday,
he called her beautiful.

She wished it had gone like this:
"You're so beautiful, so pure, so angelic.
I love you."

It really went like this:
"Hey, beautiful. Wanna go to the movies?
Call me back."

Why are these two comments so different?
He did call her beautiful, after all.
But not the way she wanted.

She called him beautiful, too,
before this.
She said his face was smooth and his hair was soft.
She said she always wanted to kiss his lips.
She said he was beautiful.

Now, she's not so sure.
Because, after all,
'beautiful' is a subjective term,
and although he may have nice hair and soft lips,
perfect for kissing,
he is no longer beautiful to her.

Because, to him,
she was no more beautiful than
any other girl.

"Beautiful" isn't just a name.
It's a state of complete being.

And he wasn't, but she was.
When he hurt her, she cried
and wished she could find someone else
who was just as beautiful as she was
inside.
Define 'beautiful'.
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XxLonexLovexX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear God this nearly made me cry... Almost wanna scream "Get it away!" But at the same time I think "This is so right, in so many ways..."
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painted-fox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
THIS is beautful
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HeartSweet7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
This poem is honest and real,
and that makes it beautiful.
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W-and-R Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Let's be frank. It is weird and uncomfortable for men to say things like, "You're so beautiful and perfect, blah blah blah". Words are hollow if they are said because they are expected. Something as simpe as, "Hey, beautiful..." is much more characteristic of men. Instictually, they are looking for someone who will not expect long and thought out proclimations of adoration. It shows that there is little possibility of a comfortable and relaxed life. The idea of calling a woman beautiful is not supposed to be extraorinary or well thought out. Trust me, it is much more rewarding to just hear him say, "Hey, beautiful, long time no see." It's a compliment on what they see of you, not what they contemplate.
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Jayd-Vampyre-x Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Brilliant poem....
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CrackersandCheese Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Student Artist
Im gonna be thinking of a good defanition of beautiful all night now and when i come up with something ill let you know but for now "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
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Temeraki Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Uhh... Let's see... Beautiful: an adjective describing something that is aesthetically pleasing. But if you want the philosophers answer to relate it as a feeling, to be beautiful I think is to be in a state of bliss without ignorance, where you can achieve a harmony of loving yourself and others, knowing the world but also loving it all. Kinda hard to do, meh. I liked the poem! =D
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Captainkoala-7 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Thanks. Good definition, there.
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Forsight00 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
The indescribable undefinable feeling in the heart when you look at the person you care for most seeing what no one else can.
Its how everyone wants to be seen by everyone when only few can see it
Its when you look at someone and there's a glow surrounding them that only you can see and can never describe.
It's what everyone yearns for, no one can have, and only one can see.
I think that is what it means to me.
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Captainkoala-7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
I like the 'glow surrounding them that only you can see and can never describe". Good definition.
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