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  Happy Eyes
by Mark M Lichterman
Monday, June 06, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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                          Happy Eyes

 Happy Eyes

        be they brown or blue or hazel or green

We’ve known them,

         you and me,

we’ve known them,

         those special people,

be they younger or older,

        be they boy or girl

be they woman or man,

         we’ve known those special people,

those to whom however many curves

         life heaves at them,

those to whom however many blows are received,

         we’ve known those special people,

those with Happy Eyes,

         those that twist with the curves

those that roll with the blows.


Happy Eyes

        be they brown or blue or hazel or green

we’ve known them,

         those special people that 

show a glad face throughout

         whatever life throws at them.

We know those people,

         those special people

that being with...

      that merely being with dissipate our own problems,

      dissipate our  own fear,

dissipate the loneliness we feel.


Happy Eyes

        be they brown or blue or hazel or green

love may be gone,

        yet somehow, some way

those people,

        those special people,

those with Happy Eyes

        persevere with the loss of love,

those special people,

        those with Happy Eyes

persevere through illness or pain,

        those special people,

be they brown or blue or hazel or green

      those special people,

those with Happy Eyes smile... 

       and to your soul the smile,

the smile of those with Happy Eyes

        warms you,

warms you to the soul.


Happy eyes,

         Physically ill,

Ill in body and soul yet,

         yet those special people,

those with Happy eyes

        though hurting

those with Happy Eyes portray warmth,

         portray love, portray health.

And we,

         we the sad,

we the ill,

         we the lonely,

we within direct sight

         or within the peripheral sight, 

the sight of those special people,

         of those with Happy Eyes,

we the sad, we the ill,

         we the lonely come from the sight

of Happy eyes feeling less sad

         feeling less ill,

feeling less lonely.


We’ve known them,

       those people,

those special people,

     those with Happy eyes.



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Reviewed by CJ Heck 6/9/2011
What a wonderful and upbeat poem, Mark. I loved it from start to finish -- there really are people like that, too. Me? I have a Happy Face for having read your poem today.
Hugs to you,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/7/2011
Eyes never lie if you just look. Happy eyes pass the test automatically. Patrick
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parker 6/7/2011
It's wonderful to know people like that. I'm lucky to say that I've known a few!
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/7/2011
I have known these people myself. Better to smile and do your best then to spread unhappiness and make others feel sad. Glass is always half full I say.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 6/7/2011
I've known a few of these special people myself. Nicely captured, Mark! Your friend, Lizzie
Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/7/2011
True indeed my friend and well done and told remarkable as always Laura
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 6/7/2011
So true, Mark! this is really so very true, indeed, we've known those people.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/7/2011
I have known so many of them too,Mark! These people are treasures! Nicely done, my have echoes my sentiments...

Your friend,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/7/2011
Yes I have known happy eyes in my day but I often wonder how much pain and sorrow do those happy eyes also hide away from those they try to help...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/6/2011
And the spirit and love they share comes shining through to bring light to all they meet, so very true...

Be always safe,

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