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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Distant Eyes

Deceived by what resembled love
As it snuck into your world
to steal an open kiss
And left as you crawled away
Silent and rhythmless
You called it
 a blessing in disguise
To hide the resentment
 in your distant eyes
and gave a far away smile
as you stood on
your deserted isle
and said it would be okay
as many times as it took
until you believed it
Though the repetition
couldn’t seem to make it true
your heart in search of a rainbow
but a gray world has no hue

As heaven cleansed the earth,
on a tree’s leafless, fallen limb
 you sat, contemplating your worth
beneath the open sky, exposed
 and hoped that it would cleanse you too
all the while wishing for the power
 to bring all the hopeful somedays back to you
Maybe they’re in the distant mountains
which hold the faint echoes of laughter
that once upon a time were so loud
Maybe they’re in the
guts of all of those so proud
and the teasing sunsets each night
The cliff would reach to kiss
Or are they in the lost loves
That I promise I don’t miss?



  1. "but a gray world has no hue". What a great line. Loved this Trish but I kinda knew I would!!

  2. You sure know how to feelings into words, or is it words to feeling! Great job!

  3. Gary, you always make me smile! Thank you!

    Yvonne, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you! :-)

  4. It lingers, unbidden and unwelcome. Wonderfully done.


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