Emerald Eyes

Emerald Eyes

A Poem by BillTemple

The second poem of the Ivory Skin series

Emerald Eyes

She stood in front of the mirror.



More alone than she had ever felt in her life.

Her hand went to her face.

She could feel her skin,

But it was foreign,


Cold to the touch.

Her eyes were fixed on the mirror.

She put both hands on its surface.

It was smooth,

Yet unusually cool,


"Where are you?

Why have you left me now?

Now, when I need you more than I ever have before."

She leaned in closer, looking for the familiar face,

But all she saw was emptiness.



Endless void of loneliness.

"You have always been here.

Always, the only true friend I ever had.

I need you. Please don't desert me now."

She put her face on the mirror.

Tears filled her emerald eyes and her voice,

Quivered, trembled, and went low, unfamiliar.

"I love you. I always have.

And I am so sorry that I have put you through all this.

Maybe I deserve to be alone."

She stepped back.

Looked into the empty darkness of the mirror.

"Where are you?"

Her hand went to her face. She felt nothing.

"Where am I?"

© December 19, 2012

© 2013 BillTemple

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An interesting "story" within a poetic form. I have felt this way before...staring into the mirror and being disconnected with the reflection. I like the concept and the form flowed nicely.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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10 Years Ago

thank you. i am glad that you appreciate this piece
This is well penned, Bill. I wish my reflection would sometimes disappear, but I guess if it did, I would be like this too. The ending is great.. the questioning of "Where am I?" Wonderful job.

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10 Years Ago

there are still 3 more to this series. thank you for your wonderful comment
Ravyne Hawke

10 Years Ago

I will look forward to reading them Bill..

10 Years Ago

thank you. I appreciate that.
This is a wonderful continuation of the first. It keeps we the themes of the first and yet explores a deeper relationship within the character. Once again, great job.

Posted 10 Years Ago


10 Years Ago

absolutely. I just started here but i have been on Wattpad for quite some time. I actually have 3 ac.. read more

10 Years Ago

Lol my ex was a painter so she was very understanding. I left for a writing tutorship for three mont.. read more

10 Years Ago

then welcome. lol.
This is the second one! Another great write and I love how you've made it into a trilogy. Was it three in the series, am I right? Another fabulous write, Bill - I loved it. Well done.

~ Noodle.

Posted 10 Years Ago

s y e

10 Years Ago

I'm so eager to read it now!

10 Years Ago

you will laugh, you will cry, you will be inspired
s y e

10 Years Ago

I'm sure I will.

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