Beauty fades like a marker to flesh

it leaves without a trace

it's more than just a polished act

or someone's pretty face

We're so busy looking outside

we forget to see what's in

beauty comes from inside the heart

which resides beneath the skin

As we were walking down this road

we realized we mistook

beauty for some tangible thing

that can be surmised in one look

It's just the way we see things now

and the ultimate teenage goal

but girls, please do listen closely

beauty lives inside the soul.