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Brave Enough


JoelJosol
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Have I told you that eyes are like doors
and even when they are opened wide
there is no welcome banner 
to greet you?

There were eyes that kept their stare, breathless-
I gave my loudest cry but there is no one there
whatever it is, it left while you stand outside
waiting, waiting. They are gone.

How about the thousand eyes all around 
but none made their way to you
to see tears streaming in yours
made you run away to catch your breath?

Now, look at these eyes, and remember
the lines building around them
they will guide you into me
if you are brave enough to enter into them.
 

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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  • 3 weeks later...

Joel, nice conceit carried through from beginning to end. The poem seems to allude to the familiar concept that cities, filled with all their people, can be the loneliest places. The narrator recognizes this and proposes a solution by extending an invitation.

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Thanks Tony. Glad I was able to get that through.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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