THE STARE OF EYES THAT HAVE BEHELD

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My eyes have seen crystalline hues

As well as myopic views

Foggy sights do not bewilder them,

And lonely stark, dark nights they do not condemn

Sometimes I remember not day or night

Going all kinds of places in my mind

Let me go and enjoy being kind.

My friends are all gone

And I am alone

It is a new dawn.

I live with song and rhyme

Gives me reason to climb

Heights I can still reach

In my mind are never far behind.

I made promises to my family

And the truths all came forth

And I kept them all to the best of my ability.

None lost to futility.

When I lay me down

All gather round

Put a tiara around my head

And know that I am finally dead.

By: Sheila Clapkin

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tom McKissack
    Oct 04, 2016 @ 14:43:07

    A most EXCELLENT poem. Reminds me of days gone by. I do like it.

    Reply

  2. nuala ryan
    Oct 08, 2016 @ 10:56:48

    Let me go and enjoy being kind. This line of your powerful poem is a “key” for me.
    Thank you kindly my ever kind lady.
    Nuala.

    Reply

    • Sheila Clapkin
      Oct 09, 2016 @ 10:18:09

      Thank you for highlighting being kind. It is so important to the humanity of mankind.
      Kindness is a type of joy. Thank you for your thoughts. You have moved me further into the point.

      Reply

  3. Sheryl
    Oct 10, 2016 @ 19:52:19

    Beautifully written. . . The poem is very thought-provoking.

    Reply

  4. Sheila Clapkin
    Oct 11, 2016 @ 09:57:15

    Thank you for reading and for your special comment. I have read this poem again and again because even thought I wrote it, I must review it to remember that I love the last two lines. Oh yes! I enjoy your very popular blog A Hundred Years Ago very much! Bravo!!

    Reply

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