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Paint: My Soul Awaits

Donna is a lifelong poet and writer, she shares her love of God, and in helping others draw from His strength to get past life's struggles.

Paint - My Soul Awaits

Is it the way I look at you?
Or if my eyes are river blue
My locks of hair flow down my back
Or my long talons painted black

Is it the superficial paint on my face?
Or the way I dress that turns you my way
Is it the way I gracefully move?
When I walk past you in a crowded room

Am I just a trophy for you to possess?
That sets you much higher... above all the rest
Is it the shiny new car that I drive?
That makes you smile at me and feel like THE guy

Or could it be that I might have a soul
Deep down inside, someone you might want to know
Is it my laughter that touches your face?
Or the smile that I give you, that makes you feel this way

Do you look at me to see what I might have inside?
A tender heart that wants to love that special guy
Do you bother to know what's inside?
Before you talk to me, do you find out why

Do you look at a book, only to see its cover?
Never to view the inside, there are things that you might discover
A warm heart, that’s tender and true
A gentle touch that might be worth something to you

See me for all that I am worth
Look deep inside before you say a word
Gaze deeply into my eyes past all this paint
If you look close enough there's a soul inside that waits

"Let me paint you a picture - a picture with words"

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of writing poetry!

— Donna Rayne

© 2019 Donna Rayne


Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on December 08, 2019:

Thank you so much. I believe in getting to know the heart and looks come last. If someone is beautiful and their soul is ugly, makes the entire package ugly, but if one's soul is beautiful then the entire package is beautiful!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 06, 2019:

Such wonderful advice in this one.

Too dig a little deeper and see what's hiding beneath the cover of one's face. To see the real person underneath.

Nice write.

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