A Tragically Beautiful Mind

A charming smile,
A chiseled face,
A figure of grace

We call the idol, “doll.”

A gentle spirit,
A thoughtful mind,
A heart that is kind

We call the virtue, “dull.”

The flowing gold hair,
The doe-like eyes
For her the heart sighs

We call the idol, “doll.”

The hands holding books.
The watchful eyes.
At her the heart sighs

We call the virtue, “dull.”

Petrarch says, “She ruled in beauty ‘ore this heart of mine.”
Shakespeare says, “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.”

We call the idol, “doll.”
We call the virtue, “dull.”

Who Did We Become?

Beauty, grace, sophistication,
traits of days gone by.
Sexy, seductive, desirable
traits of the modern world.

When did erotic become elegant?

Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardener,
beauty icons of days gone by.
Kim Kardashian, Shakira, Meghan Fox,
beauty icons of the modern world.

When did we start thinking less of ourselves?

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Anne of Green Gables.
pictures of love in days gone by.
50 Shades of Grey, The Fault in Our Stars, The Notebook
picture of love in the modern world.

When did passion become love?

Moonlight walks, candlelight dinner’s, ballroom dancing,
romantic dates of days gone by.
Going to the bar, going to the club, a one-night stand,
romantic dates of the modern world.

When did we lower our standards?