Disclaimer: This poem is not about me ( I wish it was, but it is not). It is based on feelings that ‘I felt’ when I saw a photograph of a man with his shades on – It was a powerful picture that spoke volumes (to me). This poem is an expression of my perception of his ‘probable’ feelings. And as we all know perception are just that – perceptions !!! But the picture moved me enough to help me create this little poem reflecting – resignation, annoyance, pride, courage, determination, helplessness as well as hope of self-perseverance. For that I am very grateful.
You said you wanted to see my eyes
Are you brave enough?
To look into them
Without shuffling on your feet?
Can you bear to see the pain
And not squirm
Or fidget with your scarf?
Will you flinch when you see the raw anger
That oozes out…seeps
Simply because it’s tired of raging
Do you have the nerve to face
Your own sadness
Reflected in my eyes?
Can you stand quietly,
And not drop words
Like coins in an empty box?
Nor look away
Because you cannot bear to feel my pain
If your answer is – Yes
Then I will undress my eyes
And let yours see thru mine.
Picture Credit – From the Internet – Hugh Laurie (Edited by Rachna Sharma Sirtaj)
Wishing you a fabulous day ahead…filled with Lots of Love & an abundance of Peace.
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