Take a real good look inside,
And what do you see?
Because it all depends on your objectivity!
The criterion for viewing is to keep an open mind;
Leave all your preconceived notions well behind.
Can you peer into it’s depths, and know it’s sanctioned core?
Appearances of the outside, can they be ignored?
As with all things, human and animal alike,
They can be disguised by fear, anger, and might.
So take the time to understand your objects circumstance;
For you cannot possibly know it by just a passing glance.
And as you study, dare to peer in close, and you just may be surprised,
To see the gleam of happiness,
… Because you looked inside! …
by Karen LaFountain