Behind Her Beauty

Behind Her Beauty

A Poem by William Liston
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resembles a ballad; was meant to be a love poem

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Those eyes of yours disguise what pours
in weltering rains of hurt.
Your radiant face and brimming grace,
in deepest dark divert.
Your dulcet whispers, comely smile ...
yet still, you feel so weak.
The lonesome whiles and moments vile
are hidden when you speak.
Your lilting voice, such eloquent speech,
in truth, they wish to tell
of searing pain ~ its piercing peak,
how living life's been hell.
The scaring tears upon your cheek
reflect dire feelings blue,
yet all the pain that life can bring
has never dimmed your hue!

© 2017 William Liston


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Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful. I love the style, the story, everything about it. It is a LOVE poem and a very beautiful one at that. "Yet all the pain that life can bring has never dimmed your hue!" is such a beautiful line. I just really love this poem a lot. Very well done I must say. I will most definitely be reading more of you work. Thank you for sharing such lovely writing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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William Liston

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed. I really wouldn't consider this a love poem .. but I'm still glad y.. read more



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William dear, the way You gently lay Your hand and heart and try to break in slowly into her private world is so touching and soooo loving, a strong woman is a beautiful woman, and Your words here just show it so perfectly, her inner beauty and her strong spirit shine within her face through her hidden ongoing tears... I love this piece for the depths it carries, very beautiful, and keep laying Your hand, she needs it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Liston

2 Years Ago

Wow, I'm glad to know this poem could touch you so deeply, My Friend. That you found this piece deep.. read more
"The scaring tears upon your cheek
reflect dire feelings blue,
yet all the pain that life can bring
has never dimmed your hue!"

It has been raining for last few days in my city. And the day is very damp. I had to come to work drenched and of course not feeling my best. Everything about the last few days has been very dull and difficult in its own ways. But now I have to say: these 4 lines made my day.

Thank you. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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William Liston

2 Years Ago

What could be better than making someone's day : )
Thank you for your kind words.
I think most people can relate to times when they've had to, or felt, they've had to put on a mask for the public whilst tearing up inside. It's a great poem - one of my favorites actually.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Liston

2 Years Ago

I'm glad this could be one of your favorites.
Thank you for your kind words.
This poem speaks of maturity and intuition, an ability to feel your way through the depths of someone who keeps the deepest parts of herself hidden from those who never take the time to see. This, I believe, is the true gift of a poet. We see and feel deeper than most and have the insight and grace to put it into words.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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William Liston

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words and insights, Linda.
As a poet, I try to pay attention to the m.. read more
As I read your poetry a little voice keeps repeating in my head ~ " there is no way that he is anywhere the age of 16", for it takes one with maturity and having lived lifes ups & downs to be able to share poetry as you write it. It really doesn't matter about your age for you are a very good writer and its an honor to read your words.

I might add that this piece is filled with compassion & caring deeply for someone close to you ... who seems to have no control over circumstances in their life but they continue to chug along & not lose their spirit.

This is a very nice write Will and I thank you for sharing it with us Sir & I look forward to reading more from you. angel

Posted 2 Years Ago


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William Liston

2 Years Ago

Ahh, you're such an angel : )
The way you've described this piece proves that you've grasped .. read more
Ahh what a bliss. if someone could ever write something as close to this of me, sigh. So deep and full of much love. Truly heart felt and inspiring as well. Loved it very much.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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William Liston

2 Years Ago

Being that this poem was inspired by a real person, your compliments mean a lot to me. I'm glad this.. read more
Maria

2 Years Ago

She truly is blessed indeed. And thank you.
Look closely and you will find people who have walked through the fires of hell only to come out warrior strong and fiercely kind.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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William Liston

3 Years Ago

Ah, your words are so true.
Thank you for reading and reviewing.
So beautiful! I love the way you describe this delicate, wounded person as one who rises above all circumstances and shines. Outstanding!

Posted 3 Years Ago


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William Liston

3 Years Ago

It seems you've grasped the message just as I've intended : )
Thank you for reading and revie.. read more
Poetic and Profound! Your words but render me speechless. ¡Maravilloso!

Posted 3 Years Ago


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William Liston

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words.
This touches my heart. It kinda resonates with me, and some if my experianxe in the past. The fact that you wrote this so beautifully is epic. Thank k you for sharing :)


Posted 3 Years Ago


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William Liston

3 Years Ago

I'm glad this could resonate with you ... I appreciate your kind words.

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Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code I'm an amateur poet who's been writing for about three and a half years. Some of my influences include Edgar Alla.. more..

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