Lost Eyes

Lost Eyes

A Poem by Paul Bell

Somewhere down the line, her hair was blond

Now the black roots showed the aging woman I knew so well

She still had that dignified hatred etched into her face though

I could even see the longing for the question

A wanting to finally retaliate

She probably wouldn't be around in another ten years

Not with that pent up anger

Strange how time does that

To keep it all hidden inside for so long

I really should ask, say something to her

I would sue your hairdresser

Her eyes exploded

So strange, it was the eyes that drew me to her all those years ago

She walked away without turning round

Dignified to the end

I wonder if they’ll put that on her headstone

Hated to the end

The very end

Yet her eyes stayed true.

© 2016 Paul Bell


Author's Note

Paul Bell
Honest reviews are always welcome. Any constructive comments welcome.

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I have this personal belief
Eyes are the window of the soul
and the most beautiful of people were once hated and misunderstood
its the nature of humanity to refute anything outside the norm

I enjoy your style of writing
a great deal of honesty and openness

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

Yes the eyes are definitely the window. They tell all.
Precious Seconds

3 Years Ago

true ...................



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Paul,

What a beautiful way of expression. really loved the poem. Thanks for sharing

Prandya

Posted 1 Year Ago


Paul Bell

1 Year Ago

Life in the raw.
Pent-up anger, and hate have negative effects on the physical being of a person. Hence the saying " Do not go to bed angry"!



Posted 3 Years Ago


Paul Bell

3 Years Ago

This is why alcohol was invented.
Mrudula Rani

3 Years Ago

Wrong prescription!
Paul Bell

3 Years Ago

Funny alcohol. lol
It feels like you're describing ME! I find it difficult to address the less-than-enjoyable aspects of a person in ways that don't sound condemning. I love the way you have explained this totally unlikeable character in a way that sounds almost affectionate! That's the mark of honest creativity! Your train of thought is one of a kind! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


Paul Bell

3 Years Ago

Aw Margie, have i found your darkside.
I can relate to almost every line, ragged & real, another good un.......Cheers

Posted 3 Years Ago


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B
Sometimes being placed amongst the wrong people
Can change such beautiful things about a person
Nothing remains that bad forever
It's simple. Ppl move. Lol

Surely you will see that spark return
For good people get angry with injustice

Posted 4 Years Ago


Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

Yes that's what life is all about. Always moving to new horizons.
B

4 Years Ago

Yes
and to learn that there is no dead end
There is a will there is a way
Paul Bell
"Lost Eyes" says so much! "She probably wouldn't be around in another ten years not with that pent up anger." This poem speaks to the vulnerability of the human soul and heart. Our pain, experiences and decisions can truly be our downfall is we do not let go and somehow process out the toxicity. It is not necessarily easy but it is so necessary. I found this writing to be a very strong warning to guard our hearts. Bless you for writing such a wonderful work.........................Kathy

Posted 4 Years Ago


Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

Yeah the eyes say so much. Thanks Kathy.
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I like this last line yet er eyes tell truth. I experienced so many times. Face smile but in eyes was great sadnes . Very deeply emotional. Litlle sad but also litlle comforting, Interising piece.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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4 Years Ago

All right you got me. Poem will have titlle planet of living hell. Let you know when is ready
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4 Years Ago

Dome my friend. I cannot keep it dark tone. So i make something like heroic story
Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

Okay look forward to it.
Some people hold regret and hate to the ending.
"I wonder if they’ll put that on her headstone
Hated to the end
The very end
Yet her eyes stayed true."
The above lines. Sad and lonely ending for a life. Thank you Paul for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


I would so like to hear you read your poetry. Your writing and speech pattern are a bit hypnotizing. ONCE I START I HAVE TO FINISH THE PIECE, whether I'm interested in the subject or not.

Eyes, most people say windows...I always thought mirrors....but that's just me....

Posted 4 Years Ago


Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

Your poetry is similar in depth. Which makes you go back to delve deeper. When you start writing. Do.. read more
Gypsy Warrior Queen

4 Years Ago

No, I write straight from thought until it is gone. I type it on to the page from soul and there it .. read more
Paul Bell

4 Years Ago

Yeah that feeling you didn't write it. I know it well.
Now, is that a nice thing to say? Sue the hair dresser? Sadly she cannot hide her faults like she tries to hide her hair. Valentine

Posted 5 Years Ago


Paul Bell

5 Years Ago

She did dye it a lot.

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