Listening to every heart
Through Rose Colored Glasses
If there is a part of me with some complexity,
it’s that I have a lot of hope within my soul,
sometimes it appears to those I love dear
that I wear Rose Colored Glasses, I’m told.
I see everything with a silver lining
and my cup, if not half, than totally filled;
for even the smallest, most minute things
cause within me a total thrill.
Still during points of my life most bleak
instead of sharing sorrow, I chose not to speak.
Instead, I shared my letters home with much praise
of my marriage ~ even through its worst phase.
Finally my family read through all the lines
and in one solid voice they together chimed,
“Tell us the truth,” they let forth with a blast
“and stay away from that rose-colored glass!”
Eventually I learned that pride doth go before a fall,
and one can learn again to walk and stand tall
while wearing rose colored glasses for beauty’s sake,
they can go ahead and share with others their mistakes.
18 August, 1999
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 08-18-99).]