Dazzling

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It was too crucial

Decades ago, to be dazzling

Beauty was key that opened

The best doors

Or so I believed…

Good looks had power

To take you places

Career advancement

VIP events

Parties, friends… Love

The World’s values

Are deceitful

Illusion

Quicksilver

“Dazzling” was a pit

I fell into

And nearly died

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

11 thoughts on “Dazzling

  1. I think that is the pit most of us fell into as young women. We learned it from our Barbie dolls. As we got older, it became important to keep our looks to maintain jobs and I always wanted to look good for my students. As an older adult, it’s great to be healthy! That’s taking up a lot of time!

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    • Thank you for your thoughtful comment! I think the folks who chase after physical beauty are headed for disappointment–and I didn’t “get it” till I was older and saw the Light!

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