Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Inner Wicked: Response to Inner Beauty

Artist: Randy Sturridge
Reflection From Inner Beauty




A man whose insides match not the exterior

Not the typical mismanaged posterior

This man not that man is as well to know

As any other who comes and then goes

Quite remarkable features that draw them in

Like flies to the light a byproduct of sin

Such fine approach this wicked man gives

Reflected the opposite inner being lives

Inner beauty forever a thought

Used inversely to advantage the lot

Inner beauty must entertain

That just as it is, an opposites in range

Inner horror wakes him in bed

Talks to his thoughts while clutching his head

Inner horror has many a means

In convincing this man to do dreadful things

Now in time the man resigns

He adapts to the horror that once tapped at the door

He now is wicked danger and death

Each day he baits and blends with the rest

He always secures a little treasure

For outside his features draw in his pleasures

Into the night the inner horror plays

With his victims distraught his exterior slays

Laying in bed the attractive man smiles

Beautiful features so wickedly styled.


Randy Sturridge

4 comments:

Fred said...

Quite remarkable features that draw them in
Like flies to the light a byproduct of sin
Such fine approach this wicked man gives
Reflected the opposite inner being lives

Really nice work here Randy, love these two passages in particular- And I agree with much you say within this piece. Like the rhyme as well, which I find always offers another element to the poetic experience, when not forced. Nice job, thanks

He adapts to the horror that once tapped at the door
He now is wicked danger and death
Each day he baits and blends with the rest
He always secures a little treasure
For outside his features draw in his pleasures

mcmarr said...

Your poem really hit a chord with me. We are conditioned by the world to value outer beauty first. The problem is having too much aesthetic beauty can create a black hole soul that sucks up everything in its path. Nature is a much better inspiration when it comes to beauty and the universe is big…so there is always something to write about. Great poem!

Berteena~ said...

Randy, you simply speak my thoughts I cannot yet reflect. You articulate a delightful read... almost edible for the brain that hungers for this feed. Remarkable genius from an attractive soul. Your inner man is perfect.

Randy Sturridge said...

The inner beauty void of beauty...so often correlated to the featureless deformity of political correctness always with a deceptive voice that lifts the esteem of the broken obese and 2nd place victors...They need not know that they are beautiful within only that they are what they choose to be...influence will mediate the guise of desire...to stagnate and default to pretty words that offer hope...Be as you are as you know yourself to be...it is then that accepted impressions from others will be meaningless and you will be free.