But What Shines Through?


You say my eyes reveal my soul

To expose what lies within

…but what shines through

The careful mask I wear just for you?


Hidden eyes show the words unsaid

And held inside to sigh

…but what shines through

Those thoughts meant for you?


Mascara frames the shining eyes

An attempt at finding beauty

…but what shines through

The efforts made for you?


The eyes in the mirror show it’s time

To reveal a shining soul

…whose mirror beauty is through

And true beauty is you 

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