I picked a rose just for you.
A symbol of me and you.
Soft as the petals are your skin.
As precious as the pistol within.
It rises to meet the sun’s face.
No one can ever take its place.
Open and spread your leaves apart.
I can feel the beat of your heart.
Two hearts joined as one.
My job is now done.
Stingray – French Polynesia (by Jesse Estes)
The two sides of nature.
It reveals a beautiful face to the world.
swimming in the deep blue ocean,
spreading its arms far and wide.
It grins at the fish it passes along its way.
Content with the world.
Comfortable in its own skin.
But swim to close to this creature
and you will likely be hit.
It owns the ocean
and no intruders are allowed.
Just a note for us to remember that
we are only skin and bones.
Our lives and bodies are fragile.
We could be whisked away in
a strong wind.
All that will be remembered about
us is what we have left behind.
Therefore, we must be sure—very sure—
that we leave behind something significant.
Whether it’s family, friends, art, or good deeds
it must be significant enough to be remembered.
Start working on it now before it’s too late.
What do you see when you scrape away
the outer layer of skin?
What lies inside a person?
Besides organs, what is there?
Is there a soul?
A soul devoted to goodness or evil?
That is the question we should be asking
when we first meet someone.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What is beautiful to one person,
can look ugly to another.
What matters is the beauty inside.
Nothing can mask an evil being.
Do you see your skin, hair, and eyes?
Or do you see what’s inside?
Do you see who you really are
once you peel away the bones?
You can’t help it.
You know who you are, no matter
how you present yourself to others.