Beauty Is Not a By-Product

Beauty is not a by-product.
It can't be legislated into existence.
Beauty is essential.
It isn't the result of pre-determined factors.
Whatever thought went into our existence,
Beauty was not an incidental occurrence.
There is no accounting for Beauty.
It doesn't belong to the normal turn of events.
How did it enter the world?
We cannot take credit for it.
Some encourage it, many ignore it.
Those who would take from it only harm themselves.
Beauty is a fundamental force.
It will not be a slave, it will not be exchanged.
Beauty is ever and always free.

©2017 Michael Fraley

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