by Sharon Jordan
Monday, January 29, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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There, on the side of the street, do you see
The woman with the haggard hair, do you stare
At the man with the toothless grin, do you care
If there is an infant, a child, an old man
Without anything more to eat, to wear
What do you think, in your car, going past
On your way to somewhere, anywhere, but there
What if you took the time to look, in their eyes
At their faces, would you see beyond the grime
And see someone, perhaps, you can't place, to
See your sister, your mother, your brother,
a bit of you
Copyright 2007 by Sharon Jordan
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|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|This poem is thought-provoking, a reminder.
When we think, we should not forget to act. This kind of subject implies conscious action.
|Reviewed by Chase Von
|I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment Sharon on "A Poem", and also say that this piece of yours here is so very true and touching. Reminds me a bit of the short story I wrote "The Bum". Have you ever read, I believe it is called, Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell? That's probably the most telling read I have ever read speaking of there side of the story...
Here you've captured what he took a book to write, in a nutshell
Love and light to you
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"Faces" strikes social responsibility and humanity through its wise lines.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Tactfully Naive
|They say that the eyes are the window of the soul. Eyes never change but we and the rest of our bodies do. The eye is like an enduring sentinal patiently overseeing all these changes. There is of course the spiritual eye that looks deeper into the soul - this is the focus that ought to make us more alert to our true condition.
|Reviewed by Willie Mathews
|A very striking thought is expressed.. gud work...
the best thing about a writer is his ability to set peoople thinking..
and u've got it
great write again
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Not for self praise: oftentimes i do, last time was over the pond at grand central NY, he was an ex nam, needing ex amout to go sleep somewhere, he was legit as the sally ally said.
But I looked up and said to the peeps passing, this is a human, treat him with dignity. Then I ran off with his change..naaaa. He got his place for that cold night..
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
Sharing is caring and aren't we all brothers and sisters?
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|Walk a mile in my shoes comes to mind. Excellent poem of caring.|
|Reviewed by CJ Heck
|This is heart wrenching, Sharon, and you've asked some very good questions -- you have a tender and overflowing heart, my friend. I guess our lives have all gotten so complicated and rushed. We should take the time to look and really 'see' those around us who are not as fortunate. Thank you for pointing this out. Well done.