What does real beauty mean to you?

It was a much needed break for me to blog about something that I appreciate everyday! Beauty.

Beauty is what? A simple answer to that question is: Everything you feel beautiful is beauty. As oft quoted in conversations, “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. Its all how we feel..

During my college, one day I was with a few of my classmates, savoring a hot “vada pav at the tapri” breakfast and saw a couple walking hand in hand. The boy was really handsome, but girl was not so. That’s when I remembered the quote “Agar dil laga gadhi se, toh pari kya cheez hai” (If heart is struck to a donkey, even an angel is nothing)” 😛

dil laga gadhi se, toh pari kya cheez hai
Its funny, but shows out why only looks does not matter!

We were also taught by two professors who were married to each other, both of them from opposite ends of India, he is a dark dude and she is the snow white.

I am a firm believer of the inner beauty and my friends can vouch for that. It’s a feeling that you can see on the skin and beneath it in humans and animals (or should I include fur for animals? :P) and ever so awesome nature.

There are so many real beauties out there, in the form of a mother, as a wife, as a friend, a role model, a sister, a lover, every relation and emotion we share with many women is so beautiful. My father and mother worked together too hard to bring me and my sister up from total financial breakdown, which speaks volumes of their beautiful relationship with my family.

Real Beauty is you, Within you and around you!
Real Beauty is you, Within you and around you!

Dove and Yahoo! brings you all a wonderful platform called as the Real Beauty. It’s one place where I invite every women (yes, including the one who called me being a sexist) on this world to come and share their feelings on this wonderful platform. Those who joined in already have posted so many meaningful blog posts had have sought expert opinions, got inspired with the Women who brought in change in today’s society, soon to be launched Expert Chat et al.

And yes, am making sure my mom and sister too are participating and so will be many (girl)friends of mine 😉

To all those who believe in the inner beauty, here is a small poem. It’s the poem I wrote for my mom, who has been so beautiful to me…

In my heart, I can see,
How much lovely you have been,
I miss your care, and that lovely stare,
To me, how beautiful you have been,

You understand me,
You speak my mind,
You know everything,
And still you be kind,

You feel for the poor,
You care,
You feed them with love,
Happy that you could share,

See those smiles, so beautiful,
Of the kids on the streets you met,
Times you spent with me on beach,
Watching the amazing sunset,

When the rain makes a mess on the streets,
The mighty Sun creates a Rainbow,
Running from a city to another,
To your supernatural force, I take a big bow,

Among the moon and the sun,
The birds and flowers and hue,
I now know what is real beauty,
It is you mom, and what’s within you.

Thank you very much mom, for being the most beautiful person to me.

These thoughts I have put together are true, and I participating in a contest at IndiBlogger, What does real beauty mean to you? If you like my post, please consider voting for me.

  1. zephyr says

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, Hemal. I really appreciate your love for your mother. Those were beautiful lines indeed. Btw, why stop your mother or sis from wearing lipstick if they want to? 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      @Zephyr thank you very much mam for your comments 🙂

      hehe, yep coz i personally dont like they wearing it. I am limiting them from doing it coz I think they look more beautiful without it.

      Its a different matter that they rarely do it, leave occasions like a marriage.

      My point is why wear it everyday! and without that, i think all women would just look more beautiful, dont you agree? 🙂

  2. Neeraj says

    sweet and lovely!!!!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Neeraj!

  3. sandy says

    why is it that the moms and the daughters r the most beautiful. beauty is love as u rightly said!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      dude, coz Dads and sons are handsome.. 😛 lolz

      yep dude, beauty is love…

  4. Avada Kedavra says

    Hey something is wrong with your feedburner. It is giving me some problem. Let me unsubscribe and subscribe again

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Problem Sorted. I had my feed issue with some other application and hence had changed my Feedburner URL. And which I forgot to update within my blog Feedburner Plugin. Thanks a ton Avada for letting me know about this. 🙂

  5. Jayendra Sharan says

    Heart touching lines…. awesome.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you Jayendra for your comments.. its brings in a smile when my work touches hearts of people.. it really means a lot to me as a creative person..

      Welcome to my blog 🙂

  6. Annie says

    Every one appreciated the poem, let me acknowledge the poet 😀

    As pure as a dove, as promising as a vow
    This guy is an essence of love, to which every emotion would bow
    His charm is charismatic, his calmness is picturesque
    His silence showers thunder, his talks work wonders
    His feel would make one surrender.

    Possesses the ability to conquer the world
    With the confidence in him to confound the odd
    Leaves his mark with magic unspoken, untold
    Even his command is so pleasing, that every worry seems easing
    Carries the strength to handle the mind
    Accepts the challenges to keep him over the tide

    His presence can make you run miles
    But he can make you fall just with his thin smile
    Talk to him once, you will feel hes so tough
    Be with him for some time, you will feel so above
    Walk with him, he can take you in his stride
    Be his best, you will feel so proud
    So gentle, yet to profound
    So quiet, yet so thoughtful
    Soothing than the breeze of wind, innocent than the face of a kid
    A friend, a best friend, a person to cherish, a feeling to caress
    Have him around you and feel the HAppinessssssssssssssssss 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Hey hemal, thats such a sweeet poem.. beautiful indeed… never knew you could pen such beautiful lines.

      I am not surprised but am shell shocked with the way you have taken the tunes and rhymes. Truly, HAppinesss… 🙂 thank you for such a sweet poem dear.. I am truly flattered with this dear, dont know and dont have words to say but i loved it 🙂

      1. Annie says

        :)…the poem was nt to potray my skills of rhymes and tunes :P.. jus wanted to give you a sense of urself and ur goodness… be happy with all goodness and happiness you have in life … m glad u liked it 🙂

        1. Hemal Shah says

          Yes stupid I know the poem was on me 😉 and was just appreciating your penning..

  7. geeta says

    wow good 1!!!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Hey Geeta, long time no c? 😀

      thank you very much for your comments…

  8. Rinaya says

    Well..true it is that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder…it makes a person look beyond the outer wrappings into the actual gift that’s inside..
    all the best for the contest..do have a look at my post..am sure you will agree with me 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Rinaya for your lovely comments. I am sure there are so many like minded people out there and blogging gives us a such a great platform to interact with each other.

      Welcome to my blog 🙂

  9. Vyankatesh says

    Wonderful post!!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very Vyankatesh 🙂

  10. Neha says

    Amazing…u rite really well…keep bloggin…

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very very much Neha! 🙂 happy to see you here 🙂 🙂 Welcome to my blog!

  11. Handel Harold George says

    Unique and truly a thought worth spreading.. Good job..

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much dude for your thoughts and appreciation!! Welcome to my blog!

  12. Anukriti says

    Hey Hi,
    Very interesting post
    Your thoughts mingled with personal narrative give this post an amazing appeal 🙂

    Have promoted and Fb liked ur post,
    Your fan,
    Anukriti 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Hey Anukriti,

      Welcome to my blog! Thank you very much for your comments, it inspires me 😀

      About Fan, well I dont know if I deserve even one, but thank you very much for being so generous 🙂

  13. pramod says

    well, real beauty dude. 100/100, from my side.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Pramod!! Thank you!!! You made my day dude… thank you very very much…

  14. Prerna Jain says

    Awesome thoughts 🙂 ….blessed all of us coz we have a mom…a true blessing!


    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you Prerna and welcome to my blog.. Yep, we are blessed to have a mom! cheers!!

  15. Avada Kedavra says

    Poem is really good 🙂 and yes inner beauty is what even I like.. no matter how beautiful a person is, if their nature is not good, then there is no use of it..

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Avada 🙂

      Yes, that has been my stand.. no matter how beautiful you look, if nature is not good, it really does not matter.. as i quoted, Dil laga gadhi se toh Pari kya cheez hai..

  16. Shrutika says

    That was a wonderful poem on beauty…. good keep it up… 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Shruti.. 🙂 welcome to my blog 🙂

  17. Barkha Dhar says

    Exquisite Poem!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Hey Barkha, thank you very much for your comments and welcome to my blog! 🙂

      1. Sajila says

        Amazing….That was a wonderful poem 🙂 …good keep it up!!!

        1. Hemal Shah says

          Thank you very much Sajila 🙂 welcome to my blog..

  18. Venkatranjith says

    Hemal!! its awesome.. i actually luv this and agree to your beautiful lines…

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Hey Maccchi!! thank you da.. 🙂 welcome to my blog..

  19. animesh says

    someone who loves his mother can never be sexist. Mothers are the most beautiful creature of God. There is no other beauty which can be compared to hers. Awsomw thoughts dude

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much dude… welcome to my blog…

      1. Animesh says

        But I still wish that you give your heart to “Pari” and not “Gadhi” LOL
        My take on beauty is here
        Tell me am I beautiful?

        1. Hemal Shah says

          lolz dude…

  20. Mohini Puranik says

    Hi Hemal! Really loved your view of beauty, beautiful one! Mother is always the most beautiful person. And poem is really very sweet, expressing the love for mother so beautifully!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Mohini 🙂 Am sure these words and appreciation will keep me going 😀 Thank you once again..

      Very true that mother always is the most beautiful…

  21. Someone is Special says

    I agree to your points.. and definite beauty is your poem.. here is a heart expressing what does true beauty means

    Someone is Special

    1. Hemal Shah says

      SiS, thank you very much and welcome to my Blog!

      1. Someone is Special says

        thanks for the warm welcome..

        Someone is Special

        1. Hemal Shah says

          🙂 my pleasure…

  22. That was a wonderful poem on beauty. You must be really talented to be able to rhyme words in your poem. Your mother is lucky! All the best.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Hey Ranjith, welcome to my blog dude! good to see you here…

      Thank you very much for your comments dude…

      I am not sure I am or dont care whether I am talented but I like my poems to be rhyming. I am more luckier to have her as my mother dude.. 😀 hehe

  23. Arti says

    Nice thoughts on beauty! And so very true too! The poem on Mom is really really beautiful! I loved it 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      @Arti thank you very much… my mom loved it too, with her almost-about-to-cry eyes she gave me a peck 😀

  24. Cindrella says

    Good post!! I loved The poem about your mother..it is so good 🙂 Real Beauty!!!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Cindrella and welcome to my blog!

  25. Annie says

    So true hemal, beauty is always whtz within a person..n the way you see in something appeals beauty to you 🙂
    needless to say abt ur poem…its so well written with beautiful words…the last four lines are really wonderful…

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Hey Annie,

      Thank you very much 🙂 I wonder why my last four lines always have the appeal 😛 lolz

      1. Annie says

        Not appeal re its the punch of the last lines…. 😛 lols

        1. Hemal Shah says


  26. abhi says

    I agree that beauty is not superficial, its something thats in your nature. Wonderful ideas on beauty and a great poem as well.

    1. Hemal says

      Thank you very much Abhi.. yes, beauty is never superficial, its what within you 🙂

  27. Kripa says

    Good one, Hemal. Your poems are really awesome..

    1. Hemal says

      Thank you very very much Kripa!! 🙂

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