Inner Beauty



She adorned the glass window display,
Refracting the light falling on her.
Such was her shine, passers by aspired,
Such was her price, she set hearts on fire!

She was a beauty; a lovely creation,
Made after all permutations and combinations.
White pearls picked up from oysters on the blue ocean floor,
You can’t find pearls that big anymore!

She commanded absolute respect for her elegance,
She had been created with diligence.
She was the prefect piece befitting a Princess,
Inside her benign polish resided a tempest!

She would make her wearer proud,
And help her stand out in the crowd.
The seller waited peacefully for her rightful owner,
Little did he know it would be the gentleman standing in the corner!

The gentleman bought the necklace for his daughters 21st birthday,
And asked her to wear it to the ball the next day.
She pondered as her father placed the necklace around on her,
Her step sister noticed it while she was trying a coat of fur!

She thought of the need to deck up to find a suitable match,
For her the character was the main catch.
As she lay on her bed wide awake, she wondered about the Prince,
Whether he would fall for her rather than her neckpiece!

Finally the day arrived when the Castle was decorated with lights,
Women kept coming to the ball from places far out of sight.
The Prince welcomed them to Castle; it was a sight to behold,
He was a man of honour, exactly as his stories were told!

They all looked pretty; decked up from head to toe,
His charisma won many hearts, much to the ire of his foes.
Surrounded by pretty women, he thought he had it all;
Still he kept searching for something missing in the ball!

She searched for the necklace but it was nowhere to be found,
She felt bad for letting her father down.
Late as she was, she put on her evening dress;
And started walking towards the Castle in distress.

She arrived; with the fear of not being one among the others,
And saw her step sister with the necklace, talking to her step mother.
She felt relieved for her necklace was found,
Her step sister saw her and got astound!

Women looked down upon her for the sin of not getting decked,
Their disapproval invoked her self confidence; now there was no way she was heading back.
She tried appeasing them with her smile,
It enlarged the differences more than the length of River Nile!

Fear and shame gripped her sister,
She realized her mistake and apologized to her sister.
She smiled and let it go,
And told her step sister to not let it bother her anymore!

Finally she got to interact with the Prince,
He had earlier caught her glimpse.
They both got talking and liked each others company,
He realized what was missing earlier – her symphony!

The Prince invited her to the cathedral,
Its magnanimity was no less than the carnival.
He hoped his proposal wouldn’t turn out to be a catastrophe,
For without her, his life would be without hope!

He bent down on his knee, swearing the old Gods and the new
She stood still for the apocalypse; it helped that viewers were only few.
He said he liked her simplicity and character,
And would be obliged if she married him after!

She was glad and felt the ground beneath revolving,
Joy played its own little game, tears of happiness wouldn’t stop falling!
She accepted his proposal with water filled eyes,
Rockets burst bright that night in the skies!! 🙂


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