Don’t Prioritize Your Looks (Poem by Donna Ashworth)

Don’t Prioritize Your Looks (Poem by Donna Ashworth)

Don’t Prioritize Your Looks

Don’t prioritize your looks my friend,
as they won’t last the journey.
Your sense of humor though,
will only get better with age.
Your intuition will grow and expand
like a majestic cloak of wisdom.
Your ability to choose your battles,
will be fine-tuned to perfection.
Your capacity for stillness,
for living in the now, will blossom.
Your desire to live each and every moment
will transcend all other wants.
Your instinct for knowing what (and who) is worth your time,
will grow and flourish, like ivy on a castle wall.

Don’t prioritize your looks my friend,
they will change forevermore,
that pursuit is one of much sadness and disappointment.

Prioritize the uniqueness that make you you,
and the invisible magnet that draws in other like-minded souls
to dance in your orbit.

These are the things which will only get better.

by Donna Ashworth (often wrongly attributed to Judi Dench)

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Avery 1 month ago

    Wonderful poem, Polly! I am a poet myself so I appreciate this form of expression quite a lot. Thanks for sharing this today! Happy weekend!

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