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Different
by Regis Auffray

Monday, October 13, 2003

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I am different
I was born in captivity

My prison is my body
Misshapen and unresponsive
 I am sad when that is all you see of me

My cage
Its ugliness makes you avert your eyes
Look somewhere else
 

I wish you could see
My beauty
Within

Inside the shell
I am a pearl
Inside the cage
I am a beautiful bird
My spirit is
A breath-taking butterfly
 

I am happy now
I know my time here is almost done
The bars of my cage are getting weaker
My bones are softening

I can barely hold up my head
 Soon I will be among the clouds
I will be with the angels
There will I sprinkle stardust in their hair
 

There’s a reason why I came here
If to reach but one person
To see her

See me
As I really am

When I read the words
Upon this page
I know that it is done

 

Copyright © 2003 by Regis J. Auffray
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Reviewed by Ann Marquette 12/7/2014
Wow!
Reviewed by lois christensen 8/10/2014
Read and enjoyed the uniqueness of this.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 1/15/2014
Those who know how to love, see beyond decoration
those who know how to care feel intimately what
you have written...
I see your beauty, I see your heart, I see your soul...
You are me...

Love and Light,
Lily
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 12/8/2013
Emotional and beautiful is the poem that you've shared here. It's not just meaningless words on a page but rather words that speak more than their literal meaning.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 2/16/2011
Reg,

What a beautiful poem. And your first. Great job,my friend.

Mary
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/11/2011
oh my! This reaches touched the depth of my heart
And even brought a tear or two, because I can relate to the subject, very much.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/11/2010
YES...'DIFFERENT' FROM THE OTHERS...MORE FREE, MORE SURRENDERED, AND FAR MORE WISE, WITH A 'VISION' THAT SEES PAST THE SHELLS OF THIS EARTH...SPYING THE 'BRIGHTER DAYS' OF ETERNITY. THANK YOU, REGIS, FOR THIS 'REMINDER' OF WHAT REALLY MATTERS. GOD BLESS AND LOVE,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 4/9/2010
This is very heartfelt and powerfully written Regis! Much appreciated yes this one i must put in my kitchen! Thank you God bless and keep you and your family Regis!



Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/28/2009
this is really beautiful stuff Regis. so much truth spoken here. well done.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/30/2009
Regis,
This one brought tears to my eyes. I do not know you, but from reading your verses I can tell you are a very kind soul. There is something very special about the way you write that captivate my attention like non other. I believe I mentioned this before, you remind me of Rimbaud the poet that wrote Il pleut dans mon coeur comme il pleut dans la ville...etc.
Nicole
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 7/24/2008
wow this is dark, but well-written
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/5/2008
Regis,

A fascinating write! Outer beauty fades with time but the person inside grows more and more beautiful. Nicely done! Hugs:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/13/2007
Great write. See me as I realy am... meaningful verse. I spotted the title of this poem and thought it must be a bit different, so I wanted to read this.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/7/2007
I Love This Post. It's truth in many ways is very hard on the heart to feel so unseen. I have experienced this in my lifetime aswell
Love & Hugs
Vickie
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/8/2007
I like YOUR poem!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/11/2006
i like this
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/26/2005
Regis,

Very emotive and deeply powerful write ... thanks fo sharing your inner most feelings - superb!!

Blessings,

Robert
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/24/2005
Bravo Regis!. How so true of how all see others.
Marvelous! Magnificent!.
Thank you
Tracey
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 1/3/2004
This is so beautiful. Poetic perfection! Man, you say things so similar to the way I do- It's weird, but in a good way.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 12/22/2003
Bravo Regis! Loved it! Loved it !
Reviewed by Antoinette Kopperfield 11/27/2003
Very beautiful write! A great expression of yourself.
Antoinette
Reviewed by serenety L 11/25/2003
Uh? C'est une ficiton, n'est-ce pas???
Tu n'est pas si agé. J'ai vu ton photo dans la bio.
Nico
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 10/31/2003
Outstanding, Regis! A real keeper, this.
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 10/29/2003
laudable sentiments, the truth always shines through. i'm diggin' your style, poet. your energy is wonderful!
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 10/28/2003
Absolutely perfect. So potent a message, too. Thanks!
Reviewed by T Gray 10/16/2003
This is wonder-full. If in a lifetime we can have that moment ... it's more than worth everything it cost. (I come to your poem with the recent experience of having "him" see me as I really am - so my response to your poem is colored by that circumstance.) Beautiful.
Reviewed by C. Gourlay 10/16/2003
I feel compelled to quote words from a Jackson Brown song... "it's who you look like not who you are" ...isn't it sad that some people can be so superficial. btw, I came to earth on March 24th 1973. (love your into to your bio)
Reviewed by Nancy D. 10/14/2003
"Outstanding" poem, will save as a favorite.

Nancy
Reviewed by Marlene Dawn 10/14/2003
This poem is beautiful.

*Marlene*
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/14/2003
"Different" is entwined with knowledge and experience of the wise... It is composed with true emotions and written with ink of love.

I Salute You, Poet Regis Auffray.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 10/13/2003
Regis, this is so profound and powerful! I am in awe of this outstanding poem. I will place this in my library and read it often! ~Z~
Reviewed by Linda Hill 10/13/2003
My friend , you already know how I feel about this awesome poem. It speaks VOLUMES. I will definitely put this in my library. You have outdone yourself with this one.

Love an Peace,
~~Linda~~
Reviewed by Karen Cino 10/13/2003
I always said that a man can only be measured by the size of his heart, and you captured my words so vividly. I see your beauty from within and you a rare find. Awesome writing. Karen
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/13/2003
As highly imaginative view of fate as I've seen.
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 10/13/2003
This is so profound and well done.
Reviewed by Trixie Love 10/13/2003
There is only one type
of beauty that matters,
and that is the beauty
within...

Great write..

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/13/2003
If one cannot see who you are they are a fool. Great loving write!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 10/13/2003
This has very special meaning for me. Your insight has moved me.
A beautiful poem and one for my library.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/13/2003
as a disabled person, this poem really struck a chord within me. powerful, much-needed write; thank you! (((HUGS))) :(
Reviewed by June Thompson 10/13/2003
"... as I really am...."

my words exactly in many a rhyme and reason

well done
Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell 10/13/2003
Very nice ,,,
There is a need to look for the beauty within ..
I hope that I do that.
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 10/13/2003
Regis: Real beauty is always on the inside. You are what you write, and I see real beauty. Beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 10/13/2003
Regis! What a wonderful and mystical message! It sings a message of life mystery. To see inner beauty and to love the inner person that is hidden from most of us. If we open our inner eyes, our heart to love, then we will see the beauty. Wonderful poem!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/13/2003
Very unigue write Regis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by L M (Reader) 10/13/2003
This is powerful I really enjoyed the metaphoric usage in this poem.
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