Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

A Poem by BrightEyes
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- for the Beauty contest

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When she looks in the mirror she sees

Hands spotted and gnarled with age

Eyes dimmed, no light within

Hair thinned and coarse

A face haggard and wrinkled

Lined so heavily by time

A woman she does not know

Staring back at her from the abyss

So the mirror she avoids

 

When he looks at her he sees

Hands whose gentle caress and soft touch

Thrills his very being

Eyes that sparkle and warm him

With the love reflected there

The beautiful face of his one true love

His confidant and comforter

As she turns from the mirror and smiles

He sees the angel residing in her soul

© 2008 BrightEyes


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Were that we were able to view ourselves in the mirror as others see us rather than through those glasses tinted with our failure and our disdain. When we look at others, we may turn a blind eye to the faults we see there - yet we regard ourselves, each and every fault is placed under a microscope - placed under that spotlight. Sometimes, we can only truly find ourselves through the eyes of another, one that sees us for who we are rather than what we would see ourselves as...

Posted 13 Years Ago


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Were that we were able to view ourselves in the mirror as others see us rather than through those glasses tinted with our failure and our disdain. When we look at others, we may turn a blind eye to the faults we see there - yet we regard ourselves, each and every fault is placed under a microscope - placed under that spotlight. Sometimes, we can only truly find ourselves through the eyes of another, one that sees us for who we are rather than what we would see ourselves as...

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so beautiful, I love it when I see people that really love each other. Nice write.

Posted 14 Years Ago


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Laura this is amazing!! I absolutely love this.... Love it.. Going to my favorites..

Posted 14 Years Ago


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AWWWW!

I LOVE this piece! It's an amazing feeling to look at yourself in the mirror only to see negative, but to turn around and gaze into the eyes of one you love and to see what they see. It always makes me feel beautiful, even though I'm not.

This is one of my favorites of yours!

Posted 14 Years Ago


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This is such a beautiful portrayal of how different those who know us see us. Abiding love seen through the eyes of adoration sees the true spirit within. This story reminded me of a couple that was in front of us at the grocery store day before yesterday. They had to have been married at least 60 years and there they were holding hands, laughing and engaging with each other. T and I smiled as we watched them, it seems we always hold hands when we are out. It was a heartwarming moment in life that mirrors the depth of truth in this striking verse you have written! ~ Jude :-) xo

Posted 14 Years Ago


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This made me smile. How true it is that we see all our flaws, but those that love us see all that is good. Our flaws become only a part of our beauty to those that can love us completely. It took me a really long time to learn this. You really did a wonderful job with this piece.

Posted 14 Years Ago


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How cute. That was lovely. She only sees her flaws, and he only sees the beauty within. It takes a very special kind of love for that to happen. XX

Posted 14 Years Ago


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Beautiful!
Reflected in your poem is an image of a woman seen through eyes that see her inner beauty.....how lovely is true love:)

Lynda

Posted 14 Years Ago


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True love reflects these feelings, there is no outer shell, it is always deep within... that knowing, and the feelings that one gives each and everyday, I like to say, "Beauty is what beauty does" An excellent way to paint this picture of true beauty, is what you have done here.
Antony

Posted 14 Years Ago


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