Beauty is as Beauty Does

by | Mar 9, 2021 | Philosophy

Ugliness goes to the bone
Tho’ a pretty face is nice to own
Don’t offer no guarantees
Of a footstool life of ease

A figure dainty, small, petite
Stirs a man’s lower energies
But top drawer shoppin’ in a mall
Can leave a pay-day feelin’ small

Mirror sittin’, drinkin diet Coke
A dead tradition ‘mongst thinkin’ folk
Pheromone production not the ‘onliest’ thing
Causin’ the noise of a tel’phone ring

A good lookin horizon don’t justify
Sellin’ off daytime, lost in the night
Beauty is what beauty does, heard momma say
Candy won’t cure hunger, not in a healthy way

Beauty is a beauty does
A commodity, it seems
No sleeps with ugly girls
‘Specially’ not in dreams.


Note added 1/17/17]

Because I have the underlying belief that the written word (my poetry)
affects the morphic field, I think I wrote this as an effort to undermine
the pull of superficial beauty.
There are any number of people (both men and women) who have external
beauty but are deficient in spiritual beauty, as such can be a drain on
social context
When I look at people who have had profound effects on the world
spiritually and reflect on their looks, I’m led to wonder if they
unconsciously choose to look the way they do/did in order not to attract
others who are on a more superficial path.
. . . People who are not in touch with their higher nature may not/will not
be able to reach or touch the soul or spirit of another empathically,
therefore they choose people based on their development in the referential
field. In other words, the perception of reality they have constructed
based on their social and cultural bias will be that which causes them to

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)