Such Beauty in the Dangerous Beautiful

Look up at the moon and soon you will be enthralled by her beauty,
But then imagine dying as you’re lying on her bed of cold rock . . .
Gaze upon the awesome magnificence of the lion at a safe distance,
But then consider being mauled in your insistence to draw near . . .
Mountains are majestic but also so often dangerously undomestic;
Ah! What is beautiful can be so bountiful and so very inspirational,
But dangerous to the venturous, killing those willing to draw near
To what they hold dear in that same beauty that demands no duty
To die for what they can eye safely from afar, like a star in the sky;
Some beauty is mostly ghostly and simply cannot be held closely
But only admired in an almost lonely manner like what is holy . . .
Be wise in what your eyes see and the sudden rise in your heart
To claim some prize that was never meant to be possessed by you;
Admiration and appreciation does not demand your possession;
Be discerning and ever learning to calm the burning in your heart

Note: Originally penned on December 1, 2016, now being republished due to some renewed interest as well as for the enjoyment of new reader-followers. Blessings to one and all!


49 thoughts on “Such Beauty in the Dangerous Beautiful

  1. Thoughtful and interesting piece. Two sides to beauty. There is a song I loved by a band named Creed from the 1990’s. They have this song about beauty and your writing makes me think of it. Here’s “Beautiful” if you care to listen.

        1. Let me see if I can … I will if I am able! No worries, Jyotee… This is good and exciting. Remember, we’re taking this one step at a time, day by day, and we will be learning along the way! Happy thoughts, peace and blessings!

          1. jon.

            I wrote on my blog. wen will u?

            And that post on ezine? see and make any changes, doesnot matter if published.

            you could add ur thoughts or names of people you wan to thank.

            also, follow the link I sent you throught magazines site.

            it will be handy to you

            1. I will certainly try when I have the strength and opportunity… Thank you for your patience, dear Jyotee, and thank you also for making such a wonderful invitation post on Pax et Dolor… I shall do the same on my blog just as soon as I am able! Peace & Blessings to you!

  2. This is quite powerful. You’ve got such a strong voice, and it’s crafted very well. I love how the poem moves backwards and forwards. Good stuff.

    1. Thank you so kindly for the nomination! You both honor and humble in doing so; however, I must kindly decline as this is an award-free blog … But, again, thank you so much for your kindness and consideration! Blessings to you!

  3. So truly and beautifully rhymed that though there is beauty in nature, one has to be careful of its pitfalls too. Loved the awesome picture of the Lion who looks so cool and ferocious at one and the same time. Great words of perfection, Jonathan.

    1. Truly the most beautiful of beauty can be dangerous, too… Thank you so much for your very gracious words, Kamal. What an encouragement you are, my friend!

  4. I love the last two lines. They are so powerful and so true.

    Admiration and appreciation does not demand your possession;
    Be discerning and ever learning to calm the burning in your heart

    You remind me of “Born Free.” I love that movie. I didn’t forget about writing that song. I had choir last night, met with our pastor-to-be tonight, a church outing Sat. and sing in 3 services on Palm Sunday.

    Your reader said you were ill. Are you okay?

    1. Oh yes, I’m alright now, thank you. I was just down and out for a bit, but I’m back up again! And you are very, very busy… Of course, it is that most blessed time of year in which we should be preparing for the greatest celebration of all! Thank you so much for your kind and gracious words, too. This piece seems to be my most popular poem by far. And do you know that when I first wrote it I thought it would flop? As always, all the best to you with many blessings!

      1. I’m glad you bounced back quickly. I know what you mean. No author writes knowing the outcome. This piece, what I immediately felt was from down and weary to a prayer to a firm trust in God’s might. So my melody goes with that mood and sensation. The word count of each stanza is consistent to fit into a more of traditional song with refrain. Yes, I’m busy with Palm Sunday and Easter coming up.

        1. Thank you! And I’m so glad to hear that your melody fits so comfortably with the flow of the piece, and what a blessing that it fits into a more traditional-type song, too. That’s what I like! Thank you once again for all of your time, energy and effort. Many blessings to you! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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