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With Both Eyes Closed

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jwesley
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With Both Eyes Closed

Sometimes one has to, sort of,
look oneself in the eye
with both eyes closed, and
see what lies in that dark space
between the ears.

It's not pretty.
This time it's not.
This time the memory
flays me from the inside,
ripping and tearing
just beneath my skin.

This time she's in my soul.
She burns.
She aches so bad,
she tears my heart . . . I bleed -

I bleed!

Sometimes one has to, sort of, . . . live
without that which makes one whole.
Live, with a memory
in that dark space between the ears,
reachable, only, when both eyes
are closed.

wesley james beard, jr.
april 15, 2016

© Copyright 2017 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
2islander2
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1 posted 04-17-2017 10:56 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

I will call that introspection, for me i have no gold in my head, i will no prospect anymore except for poetry or memories, your words are very sensitive and deep

have a good day


yann
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2 posted 04-17-2017 11:27 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yes indeed, gotta keep both those eyes closed to be able to reap whatever reward will be forthcoming.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

[This message has been edited by JerryPat2 (04-17-2017 11:59 AM).]

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 04-17-2017 06:06 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Very good and oh so true. You have such an emotional way with words! ~L
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4 posted 04-17-2017 09:43 PM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Feeling. I'm feeling.
P.U Stinkenbaum
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Some see dark indeed when their eyes are closed. The honesty frightens them because of who they are or how many of them there are inside.

Some see light in the dark and find their way in the comfort of the the most remote regions of thought.

Some handle well the impact others have on them...in the darkness of the soul or in the light of it. Comfortable with themselves in the honor of their brethren.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...

JamesMichael
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6 posted 04-18-2017 09:58 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

fine writing of missing...james
LeeJ
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7 posted 04-25-2017 01:10 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Lovely poetry my friend, bittersweet and oh so well written.

I look at every situation as "there is something in it for me to learn from"  both good and bad....the good gives us joy, even if for a moment, without that, how would we ever know joy?

this made me ponder....
miscellanea
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8 posted 05-17-2017 10:19 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

It's great to read you again, jwesley!
Loved this:

    in that dark space between the ears,
reachable, only, when both eyes
are closed.

  Much enjoyed,
       miscellanea
 
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