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  Eyes That See
by J. Allen Wilson
Saturday, October 18, 2003

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"What does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the
mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy
name of liberty or democracy?"
--Mahatma Gandhi


 I have eyes that see, yet they fail to perceive the reality of the times.

All they do is simply peruse CNN and the evening news.

Thus leaving vivid, scarring images upon my mind.

 I have ears that do hear, but the sounds they take in

Do little to please, but to my soul, they bind with,

Hollow sounds and mortar rounds, and the noise of war

 Thus parleying the deafening cries of those yet to die.

 Alas now, the third sense, which often is of most offense.

For the nose doth smell, but not of tender grass nor

Spring flowers that grow in clusters on the dell.

But that of sulfur and burning bone, the fires

Of hate, the Iridescent scents of hell.

 Also there is taste, this should be for the sweet

Tender delicacies of life.

 For what we are now given to eat heaps

 our plates  full with rancid decaying treats.

The sour bitterness of an unending war.

And the powers that be, screaming…


It is times such as these, that our taste be a waste.

For who could say, when they awoke this day,

That the palate of life is in a grand way.

When children burn and old men yearn

For a better day.

  Now we have reached the final knell that makes me feel this way.


This should be tender, hands of joy, not sorrow.

It is for caressing a face, not pulling a trigger, nor

Waiting or hoping for another morrow.


Is for today, to show our love for all in a special way

Not by war, but by peace,

Not by fist, but by extended hand.

Better peace, than the destruction of


 J. Allen Wilson  © 2003

 The above poem is merely a statement of How I SEE and HEAR what is taking place in the world around us.

 It disheartens me when I FEEL the anguish of a family who has had a loved one die in a desert war that I SENSE is not justified.

For there were many who were for the war at first that now have come to see this was a total misrepresentation of facts.

                      ~PEACE IS THE ANSWER~

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Reviewed by Tami Ryan 10/25/2003
Well penned.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/19/2003
You do these with such inspiration and hope and emotion.
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 10/19/2003
Very compassionate and well read message.
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 10/19/2003
I can only clap and stand back in awe of the powerful words you've held steady here. Brilliant.

Brittany Renee <-- under construction
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 10/19/2003
Bravo. I've said the same thing many times. I can't imagine what's wrong with the American people to allow this to happen.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 10/19/2003
..and the Mighty Five still rule seems you and I were of the same mind when writing our may want to check out my "Cry the beloved children" piece...
Excellne write!!! Thankyou for voicing your opinions....

Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 10/18/2003
J.Allen, a great masterpiece, indeed!
Just splendid! Excellent Poem!
The war in Iraq is NOT RIGHT
and Bush is just plain
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/18/2003
J. Allen, I like how you use the "naturalness", the senses to depict an image of the times today.... peace is the answer, but nowhere near, like Eileen said. I love the profoundness of this write, for the senses are what makes us human.... I was hoping you would go on to the sixth sense, but I like the way you leave that wide open in the feel of this write.... stay strong...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/18/2003
Nothng good can ever come out of war. This has been skillfully done and touches the reader in the heart and soul.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/18/2003
Allen it will only get worse so be prepared. Novenmber will be a very hard month. Peace in this world is not an option right now. The only peace you can have is that which the creator gives you if you place your trust in will not get peace from the world, no matter what your politics or country....Excellent write nevertheless, and I only wish it could be as you say!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 10/18/2003
gee J Allen, great renditons, Al

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