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A Stranger Once told Me
by Cathrine Hottran
Friday, May 13, 2005
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A stranger once told me:

Go ahead smile your smile,
Laugh your laugh,
Wear your precious disguise,

But I can see trough that,
Cause your eyes just never lies.

My response was:
I told him off,
I told him he was wrong,
Of course.

And said:
Iím happy as can be,
Then I smiled another smile,
Just for him to see.

He took another look at me,
As he replied so instantly:

The eagleís wings are tired now,
Without rest, they try to fly,
Longing for the good times,
Up there in the sky,

But restless struggle,
Will never reach that high.

So wear your precious disguise,
But I can see trough that,
Cause your eyes just never lies.

A bit annoyed,
I looked at him,
And said:
That eagle is'nt me!

In this sun,
Iíll dance my dance,
For today gives such a joyful chance,
And I for one,
Enjoy that glance.

Then I laughed another laugh,
Just for him to see,
I was as happy as can be.

He looked at me,
And this is what he said:

Go ahead dear,
Take your chance,
Laugh your laugh
And dance your dance,

But your state of denial
To me, is not a glance.

So wear your precious disguise,
But I can see trough that,
Cause your eyes just never lies.

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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/16/2005
Rant on. Cleverly told rant..
Reviewed by June Thompson 5/15/2005
we must have passed the same stranger once

Oh how I can relate!!!
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/15/2005
Some people you can't fool and they can see through the disguise you wear that are unveiled by your eyes. Splendid poem.
Reviewed by jude forese 5/14/2005
perceptive and wisely penned ... enjoyed the story and message ...
Reviewed by Kathleen Herrick 5/14/2005
Eyes are the most expressive emotion gauge we own. Windows of the soul.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/14/2005
As an educator in a high school, I am an expert at putting on an act and a disguise; I do it every day and, come to think of it, not just in school. I can relate to his very well. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/14/2005
this touched me so. I laugh and smile on the outside all the time but on the inside it's a little different. I tell you what though, my ability to laugh and smile on the outside makes my inside fell a lot better. I'll take all the joy I can get. Anyway it's easy to enjoy when everything is good and harder when it's bad. Most of my life has been bad, what help save me is my ability to humor myself. I've learn to laugh at the crap. I always say, this shit couldn't be real, must be a fantasy or dream or something. I quit taking things so serious, I love laughing and fun regardless if it's phony or real. The message still comes through
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/13/2005

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/13/2005
You can see the soul through the eyes.

Well said.
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 5/13/2005

Your eyes are the lamp of the body;
being that your truth shines brightly
in them is a great thing!
The poem's really intense...I read it 3-4 times
and I really enjoyed the cleverness!
Good Write!


Rich ( criso) Suarez
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/13/2005
Insightful read!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/13/2005
A very insightful piece and a persons eyes
never lie. Do you think? Even a poker face
but some people have the gift of sight.
Excellent write!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/13/2005
A most interesting poem, and perhaps a wise stranger.
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