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  Who is it we really See
by D. Enise
Wednesday, July 09, 2003

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To often we see by the use of our eyes.
Believing to trust in just what it is we "think" we "See"..

"If Tomorrow Never Comes"

Just next door
A fine old house
With a landscaped yard,
And white picket fence.

Stagnant the waters
of the swamp seen by day,
Infested with mosquitoes,
And Trash, thrown away.
Ignored, and passed by, 
With a scowl and a curse 
From the neighbor next door,
Who lives in the house.

The "crazy" old lady
That walks down the street
rambling, or shouting
And to "whom", does she speak?

Adorning herself,
In discards of others
She cover's herself
Layer, after layer's.

Pushing a shopping cart
Filled with her life,
packing it full,
With this, and with that. 


"Get out of my trash,
Be on your way!"
The shouting of those,
On the streets that are paved. 

~~~~ * ~~~~       
He stands on the corner
Toothless and frail
He's missing an arm
And reeks from a smell. 
He's avoided, and shunned
Told to head out,
"Your disturbing my customers"
The store owner, shouts! 
    ~~~~~~~ * ~~~~~~~~
The heat of the day,
The old wagon gives out
The child in the back seat
plays with a book.

The second lane over
From the shoulder, and safety
Stalled and steaming
Old car on the freeway.

The young driver, determined.
she has children to tend
The hospitals not far?,
It's just up ahead. 

Men in suits,
flashy red cars
Convertible tops..
Sun, shinning warm.

Dark covered glasses,
to cover the eyes,
They say with a shout,
As they drive right by..

"Get out of the way!"
"I am late cause of YOU"
You miserable pain!"
Have you no clue?"

Women on cell phones
Windows rolled up
Pretend not see her,
Never look up.

They drive on by
With backwards vision,
As they look in the mirror
at the "horror/whore" in reflection


With the fading of light,

As the day nears it's end,
The sun sets at last

New visions, ahead. 


As the darkness of night
 slowly awakens
Revealing in shadows..
Where Sun Light, has blinded.

A soft warm glow
From the light in the yard
laughter and smiling
The Barbeque on..

The stars and moon
Reflecting and shine
On the water, that shimmers
off the lake, that's near by.

~Who would have thought?!
Gentle the lady,
Ever so lovely
in soft moons light
She looks like an angel

She smiles sweetly
down at a kitten
Who purrs at her side.
Snuggled in blankets.

~Her son, her daughter, 

She never knew.
~She was to young, 
to know what to do. 

To raise children,
When the love of, her life
Had been killed on an Airplane.

While on his way, off to fight.

~Sweet mother of ?..
On a bench in the park
under street lights aglow
A man touches a photo
Worn and so old..

Years long ago
Back in his youth
With his whole life before him,
Or so he had thought.


He no longer remembers

Most of his past

But the photo he knows,

all else had been lost.

Five young men
smiling and laughing
boarding a plane,
All in uniform.


His Father, His Mother

His Wife & His Children

All were forgotten

When He lost his memory.

~Once A homecoming King~ 
All is quiet,
Dim light of the room,
The nurse walks in,
and checks the machines.

She touches the shoulder
Of the young woman there
And says "Have you eaten?
You look so pale".

"You come every night,
It's always the same
So young was his life
And he was so brave.

He still lays sleeping,
after so many years..
Having given his life
So others may live.

She touches the band
That encircles her finger,
And remembers the day
she married her fireman. 
She steps outside,
Into the night
A child in her arms
And walks to the bus.

~Her father her, her mother
She never knew,

her brother?, Her Sisters?, 
Adopted somewhere else too.
A man nods his head,
as he passes her by,
to get into his car
That is Shinny and red.

He turns to look back,
Towards the nurse
that had called out to him,

Before he left.

wait!, you have forgotten,
Here are your files,
and your dark colored glasses."

~His father, his mother,
He never knew. His sisters?

Adopted, somewhere else too. 

He thanks her,

 And he turns to go.
While she turns away

And answers her phone.

~Her father, her mother,
She never knew. Her Brother and sisters?
Adopted, somewhere else too.

Copyright ~2002/2003
All Rights Reserved

~Looks, can be deceiving.
Any time, any place a "circumstance"
"Can" Change a life.. a Place,
"But".. so also can we, While we are able.

Least we remember,
To not judge another,
We have not walked in their shoes..

And we may never "know"..Who it "is"

we are "looking" at.. 
To  "See" is to "look" with your heart....


Rewrite from an Earlier version

This piece is supposed to be in 4 line stanza's for the most part.

I can not get it to "show" lined up that way, even though in this editor it "IS"..?? 

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Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 8/22/2003
So many great truths here in these mini-stories. And much food for thought. Thank you for this one!
Reviewed by James David Compton (Reader) 7/10/2003
I'm glad I stumbled onto this today.
What a wonderful piece.
Best of luck, from a fellow midwesterner...
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 7/10/2003
This is so excellent! Thank you for sharing such wisdom...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 7/10/2003
this is a wonderful story/poem and filled with such truths, great emotions
this is wonderful, thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Dove (Reader) 7/9/2003

so glad you are posting, my friend..It shows you are "starting" to feel better....

Love you alot!!!

Reviewed by Angelica Young 7/9/2003
Outstanding Write. Loved it Much!

Love Tearz
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/9/2003
This was Outstanding, quite excellent,

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/9/2003
Excellent story
You did a wonderful job on the AD logo
Reviewed by jaime 7/9/2003
your thoughts are as deep as mine. I am surprised to see you organize them so well... I hope this comes with age :)
much love mom.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 7/9/2003
Excellent thoughts and write, D.
P.S. For formatting have you tried to format in WORD, then cut/paste verbatim to AD? It seems to cure many editor ills for me.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 7/9/2003


Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/9/2003
Outstanding poetry and art. You shine with this one D.
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 7/9/2003
You're a very remarkable woman to be able to do that picture and do this poem. Wonderful, D.Enise. You're very wise.

Warm Love
*Brittany Renee*
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/9/2003
so true; love this write! :) (((HUGS))) "who is it we really see" when we look at others??? good question!
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