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He Was Not

He Was Not

A Poem by JE Falcon
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Self-reflection.

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I met someone today, but he was not

The person that I thought that I had seen.

I saw him in the rain and was surprised

At the color of his hair, and its sheen.


I said Hello, and he smiled a crescent smile

I know it was because I've seen Crescent Moons.

In the rain they seem to glow like city streetlights

But in the evening, like the sand upon the Dunes.


When the rain plays its tunes, I see him there,

That moon-mouthed person that stands in the rain.

I would talk to him, if ever he'd respond,

But the mirror that he lives in doesn't hear beyond the pain.



JE Falcon

02-08-2017

© 2021 JE Falcon


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Hi JE, is it not sad that some people are not what they seem, They have faces to suit each different situation. I could feel the deep emotion of pain. This is a well-written piece, painting such strong visions. So many people do not wish to reach out to others or have them reach out to them. Are we not becoming a strange society. Have a wonderful Friday....Mike.

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Tis true, and thank you for your kind comment. --- I had hoped that this poem would reflect what is .. read more
shadrach hah

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Hi JE, you are welcome. It is a sad commentary on life that very little face to face contact goes on.. read more



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I can feel this and it is sad to see others being whom they are not.

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

After writing this I wondered, "Do they know? And then I wondered, "And if they don't, then am I one.. read more
the third stanza is such a kicker here..."the mirror that he lives in doesn't hear beyond the pain"

there is often that part of us that is different, and won't respond...we feel like two people...
one stands in the shadows, one in the rain.
j.

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

I have to admit that the third stanza is my favorite. --- And, well said, Jacob, we sometime do feel.. read more
A sad character study. So many people do not really see the world around them because they are only concentrating on themselves. They are the center of the universe in their opinion. Very well written. Lydi**

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the reply and the viewpoint. Someone once said, "You can't write "The Blues," and some Co.. read more
Hi JE, is it not sad that some people are not what they seem, They have faces to suit each different situation. I could feel the deep emotion of pain. This is a well-written piece, painting such strong visions. So many people do not wish to reach out to others or have them reach out to them. Are we not becoming a strange society. Have a wonderful Friday....Mike.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Tis true, and thank you for your kind comment. --- I had hoped that this poem would reflect what is .. read more
shadrach hah

1 Month Ago

Hi JE, you are welcome. It is a sad commentary on life that very little face to face contact goes on.. read more
So beautifully conveyed. I would imagine there are many who carry that pain inside. Loved the references to the environment. Natural sounding rhyme in your stanzas. I enjoyed this poem very much. Thank you.

Chris

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

This is one of those poems that almost wrote itself. I mean it just rolled out as I mulled over the .. read more
Very well written, we never know people by appearance only, everyone wears many faces and we can’t trust what we see, a sad commentary on mankind. At least that’s what I got from this.

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your review, and you are not off the mark. It seems that the more people have, the mor.. read more
It can be difficult to reach someone trapped behind a veil of pain.
Very poignant.

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JE Falcon

1 Month Ago

Thank you, I was reflecting on the many. There seems to be a hash of it lately.

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I began writing poems and narrative poems as a hobby about 1970. I like writing in rhyme but have others. I published some poems and won some awards in the 1980's, mostly in quarterlies across the U.. more..

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