Beautiful Girl

by lynnkennison

Beautiful girl

you’re too quick to love

and too swift to rush

into your own ruin


you forget

the path leads down


you overlook

the simple routes


God didn’t make a bird

without first

making the sky

so take your time

before you fly

through channels

of rejection or pain

because naive girl

you may break

those promising wings

against hopelessness

against greed


One day

your sky will be finished

One day

your path will be free

Don’t rush perfection

and love every flaw

Beauty possesses a heart

and the heart

makes the girl