Beautiful Poem… :)

 After a mildly hectic but wholly needed and successful morning, I’ve spent the beginning of my afternoon catching up and trying to get back into the groove of things. While taking a break to blog-surf, I found this gem tucked into an interview with Chrisette Michele, who just joined the natural hair club :) (If you haven’t seen it yet, she’s now rocking a honey-colored super-short TWA, which looks great on her! Google it ASAP.)

But yes, the poem. lol. Definitely ties in with a post that I tried to write but couldn’t finish, Miss Michele says it much better than I could haha, so enjoy. I hope your day is full of beauty!

For Freedom Not For Beauty

There’s a beauty that lives so deep inside each of us.
There’s a fickle eye that doesn’t believe anything it sees.
There’s a benefit in love that erases all doubt and believes good intentions.
There’s an ear that isn’t free enough to give the honest man the benefit of the doubt cluttered by lies not-mentioned.

Since when is creativity subject to criticism?
When is honesty subject to a jury of fears who wouldn’t believe rain if it fell, or sun if it shined?

Sometimes a flower grows when no ones watching.
Sometimes a bird sings and no one hears.
There’s a meadow no one runs on and a cloud no one names.

And what would the sky be with out the sun?
What would the earth be with out its rose?

They’d still be the sky and the Earth.
So perhaps there is a peace in becoming.
Perhaps the meaning is in the experience and not the sight.
Maybe a flower grows because it suffocates under ground.
Whether or not she is always noticed, beauty must become.

She doesn’t look for an eye.
She doesn’t listen for a voice.
She just becomes,

For Freedom Not For Beauty

-Chrisette Michele


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