I see your odd gaze–
I just wanted to say you’re beautiful–
Don’t walk away!
I see the way you’re looking at me
Like you don’t believe.
But let me tell you something,
I see what you don’t see.
I see the flaws and bumps and bruises
I see the bags, the slouch, the sighs
I see charms another abuses
I see the lowest of lows and highest of highs
I just wanted to say you’re beautiful
So beautiful, I wish you saw
How gorgeous a gem that thinks its dull–
Please don’t walk away in awe
Perhaps I’m being a bit selfish
I see your beauty all day long
I want to tell you because I wish
Someone else would come along–
And tell me what I myself cannot see.
My mirror returns my hate to me
So though you goad and laugh
Before I can defend,
I do not return my hate to others
For I try to see
What can only be seen
The beauty in the scheme
The beauty in the flaws.
For I see the beauty of life in you,
But in me I see nothing at all.
-M. H. Knecht
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