I hardly ever see the beauty around me

I’m blind to the good round about me

My mind insists there’s nothing good about me

Maybe it’s ‘cos I don’t see the beauty around me

All I feel is gloom and it surrounds me

The day is bright but dark around me

I hear distant laughter but cries around me

Maybe I’m just numb to the joy that surrounds me

Wonders all around but nothing astounds me

My mind is closed to artistry that surrounds me

I see gold in the distance but mud surrounds me

Maybe my mind rejects art that should astound me

I want to see the beauty that’s around me

I want to feel the joy that surrounds me

I want to be wowed, let the wonders astound me

Maybe I’ll just see beauty when I realize it’s not all about me

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