What Lives Within Us

What lives within us,

Deep beneath skin’s shallowness?

Beauty is finite

Where the senses are concerned.


Time eats away at our flesh…

No one is immune.

The mirror lies to the young.


Tricked by ignorance

They believe it’s forever.

Surely age doth prove them wrong

As it has done for eons.


Better spent is time

Seeing the beauty within.

Love and compassion,

They have no physical bounds…

They cannot be kept.

These are things of true beauty,

Things cherished for a lifetime.


Given with no material cost,

But having immeasurable value

These are what are precious to me.


This is the beauty,

That lies deep within.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Shallow Emotions

Shallow emotions;

Ones locked away from the world

Scratch–claw their way out.

Embarrassment the result,

Succumbing to our frailties.

In being human

At times we’ll stumble and fall

Getting cut and bruised.

Forgive yourself and move on

For the best is yet to come.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~