For Those Parents 

Such beauty there is

In strange places.

With names that don’t fit,

And faces that never blend,

And voices that are drowned out.
The beauty of mankind

Is not found on a catwalk,

Or in a mansion,

Or selling a lifestyle on TV;
It is found in a child’s Mother

Who works all the hours God sends

So her kids can learn to read;

In a Father who folds his dreams away in a secret draw, 

So his daughter can peruse hers.
Such beauty there is

In a sacrifice ignored,

Or seldom recognised,

Except by those who know –
For us, these souls are the bedrock

Of Earth,

And everything good we do

Originates from them.
©DMM 

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