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Eyes That See On Thru

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 07-22-2000 07:53 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

*repost from open 6

~Eyes That See On Thru~


I've always had this vision ...
and this need ... deep, down inside.
It's always been with me,
thru all the years and all the tears I've cried.
Some told me it was my gift ...
others say its my curse.
Somedays it was Heaven, some days hell,
other days even worse.
I cant tell you where this ability comes from,
in fact, I never knew.
It has always just been there ...
this gift ... of eyes that see on thru.

Close friends and family were unsure,
they could never quite understand.
Always questioning why ...
I kept my emotions in such high demand.
It was not my choice ... it is just true.
It's all part of a purpose,
when you have been given eyes that see on thru.

Only grandma understood,
she'd just smile -- cause she knew ...
She'd lived her life with this secret,
she felt that deep need too.
Perhaps she was the one who gave it to me ...
for grandma had these gifted eyes ...
only hers were indigo blue.

Please understand I'm not bragging ...
I'm only trying to explain.
Everyone always asking me ...
"why are you in so much pain"
But it just comes with territory,
there is nothing one can do ...
It's all part of the plan --
of having eyes that see on thru.


My eyes see the sorrow ...
the shadows between the lines.
I recognize the losses,
all the reasons our past define.
I believe I was granted this gift,
because of the pain my heart knew.
These eyes are were given to me ...
so that I might see the pain inside of you.

Sometimes it made me crazy ...
if I let it ... it could drive me insane.
But I learned to use it with necessity,
and to never use it in vain.
To try to reach out to others ...
the ones most truly in need.
To let them know they are not alone,
as a lonely heart does bleed.
I've always believed --
this was what we all should do.
Then we would all own the gift ...
of these eyes that see on thru.

Perhaps you posses this talent ...
many others do.
Please, it's not that I think I'm special --
it's just that I know ...
so many others are hurting too.
You see, once I was looked upon with love ...
by healing eyes that saw on thru.
It changed my life forever,
so now it's only right ...
that I should try to do the same for you.

Janet Marie


**dedicated to my two grandmothers,
who only looked upon us with loving eyes.
To "Katydid" & "Miss Lily", with love.


Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding ...
remain the most beautiful words ever heard.

Janet Marie


There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~jm~
© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 07-22-2000 07:56 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Janet Marie...I'm ashamed of you! This is not marked as a book submission! Whyforever not?

Hurry up, make the corrections so I can come back to vote.

Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

brian madden
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2 posted 07-22-2000 08:55 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Whatever the words and emotions that flow from your poetry one thing is sure that each poem from your pen stirs my heart and touches my soul. Peace Eveagator.

why must we pray
screaming? why must not death be redefined? we shut our eyes we stretch out our arms and whirl on a pane of glass-patti smith
Butterflies_dont_cry
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3 posted 07-22-2000 09:01 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

This is ONE of my FAVORITES!!
You know I DO love this poem!!
My grandmother was a very special
person in my life and tried to protect
me many times....her love will
always live in my heart...Thank
you for bringing this wonderful
though to my mind today
Love ya sweet sister~
Kit McCallum
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4 posted 07-22-2000 09:02 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I know whereof you speak Janet Marie ...
excellent description of this gift!
Nicely penned JM!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
ethome
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5 posted 07-22-2000 09:06 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Oh man! This is simply VANtastic! I love the way the depth of your unselfish heart overflows on to the page. Change this one dear girl and make it a book submission. I'll be back to vote for as soon as.
May your eyes keep on seeing thru all and may you keep on pouring out. Soul to soul I say I'd VANquish any thoughts of not submitting. Don't let the work VANish from view.
Mark Bohannan
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6 posted 07-22-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Tis a beauty to bring back up.  Well written and so complete. I do believe that your eyes are connected to your heart.
Marge Tindal
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7 posted 07-22-2000 09:15 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

JanetMarie~
Lovely thoughts.

'Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding ...
remain the most beautiful words ever heard.'

Amen, my friend !
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Meadowmuse
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8 posted 07-22-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"I believe I was granted this gift,
because of the pain my heart knew."

...I believe this is true. A striking piece of writing, Janet Marie.

~ Claire


Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


Holly
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9 posted 07-22-2000 12:40 PM       View Profile for Holly   Email Holly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Holly's Home Page   View IP for Holly

Janet-
What a sweet dedication! This is beautiful work...as always. I printed this one off...I just love it.
love & all,
-Holly


I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Michel de Montaigne

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10 posted 07-22-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Y'know, I think I understood this about you right away...I love ya much, but you should see that...grin...thanks for the repost...don't remember this one...HUGS
Marina
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11 posted 07-22-2000 04:52 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Two words:   BOOK SUBMISSION!!!!!!!!

I LOVE this one!  This is so beautiful Jan.   I got tears in my eyes girl!

Marina


It is a blessing to have wings for words, and passion in pen
Marina Crossley

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12 posted 07-22-2000 05:20 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

*sigh


This has YOU in it..such feeling flowing from my monitor from this lovely poem. You do your grandmas proud!  
Janet Marie
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13 posted 07-22-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Your wonderful replies to this poem
makes me think I can fly...
I thank you so very much for such knowing
and understanding replies...
I also thank you for the book submit requests,
I am very flattered that you think its
deserving to be there...
but since I have already submited 5-6(lost count-lol)
I will let that be enough,
also this is rather long...
again thank you...this poem is special
to me because of the two loving women
who inspired it and me.
take care sweet poets
love to all
jm


There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~jm~
Lone Wolf
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14 posted 07-22-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

JM,

Perfection in poetry my friend!!!  Totally wonderful and a pleasure to read.  Thank you for sharing it with us.  

LW


Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats
serenity blaze
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15 posted 06-15-2004 06:02 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

yes...

you DO.
 
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