THE BEAUTY OF YOUTH
The beauty of youth glows
Zeal in brightest eyes
Eager to reach out for favor
For acknowledgement and success
Just to love and be loved,
Or some for attention and fame and wealth.
A woman seemingly fresh from childhood
Held once as a baby,
The same hands guided her first footsteps
Then, on she ran to physical and emotional maturity;
But then, some offered themselves as a bold step into artificial light.
Modeling photographs, videos, movies and worse
Prostituting her outward beauty in shame
Even promoted as art;
A tragedy for parents
Sadness for true siblings.
Yet, how can these few turn back
After taking the cold hand
Embracing the coldest heart,
To become a willing tool
As a shining, shooting star quickly to fade.
The flesh grows older
And the luster lifts like morning dew in the hot sun,
Still the hand of her Maker remains held out
Freedom the gift that patiently waits
True beauty from Heaven the lasting prize,
Eyes filled with Holy Spirit brightness
Innocence restored that sees the King
The One who highly values each of us,
The King in His beauty now before her
With kindness and mercy that washes, cleanses
And clothes with purest whiteness.
A young child gives a bouquet of dandelions to her mommy,
A Kingdom child in radiance picks flowers of delight
From a vast garden of brilliant, living colors
To give to honor her Lord!