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  Eyes That No Longer See
by J. Allen Wilson
Monday, December 15, 2003

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Got this from looking for people I know, that finally made the paper.


  With closed lips they speak,

They have eyes that no longer see,

They cry, in the dark silence, oh how they cry.

For they stare at me,

 with blank, sad expressions from the papers print

Their lives are chronicled for the living to read.

“Mr. Jerry Payne, left this world today”

is what the short caption under the photo would say.

It may even go on to list the next of kin,

and possibly a few friends of his.

Yet, how can one describe life in 250 words or less?

“dean of men,

a volunteer,

a Sunday school teacher,

and the lions club, man of the year.


Though the words in print are nice,

 and life’s direction they do tell,

Nevertheless, the eyes in the photo, tell it all.


They speak of a life cut short,

 and dreams yet to fulfill.

They cry the tears of a solitary soul.

For alone to this world they came,

And alone they must go.

Hence the hunger in the eyes

of a yet fulfilled soul.

Too many things left unsaid,

And many things in life yet to do.


But to fret and ponder too long on this is vain,

For the time will come when we all

will grace the pages that I now read with disdain.

For someday we too will hear the coachman’s call.


All aboard we will hear him say

as a lonesome whistle blows,

The platform will stand empty.

And we will start the journey home.


Now perhaps,

 someone else will sit and stare

At my face upon that page,

and I wonder…I only wonder,

If they too, will ponder,

My eyes, that no longer see.

 J. Allen Wilson © 2003

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Reviewed by bobbie-jo Kampff (Reader)
wow in one word. that was truly wonderful.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
This is nothing but the truth
excellently written..........
Have Some Great Holidays!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Such a profound and compelling write, enjoyed.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Allen, I have to say that this one is quite deep & almost depressing, but your right, we all have the same thing to face eventually...Peace bro' Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Deep deep write...BHUWAN
Reviewed by jude forese
honest imagery and truthful expression ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Allen sometimes you get so deep into your poems it leaves me breathless! this is so moving, wonderfully written, and haunting!
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