Eyes (poem)


She has sad eyes. Forlorn. Longing.
Young, but not innocent. She’s seen things.
She hid, she ran, she learnt. Yet her troubles still follow.
So she smiles wide, laughs and parties. But it’s just a cover.
Mostly she’s acting. In attempting to fool herself, she loses herself.
Questions arise. These questions she ignores.
Her worries are of the future, yet she lives for the now.
Avoiding. Pretending. Feeling. Breaking.
But she is young and she is pretty so most are captured by her smile.
Not the pain in her eyes, reflecting the depth of her soul.


Authors Note: Looking into eyes reveals an inner world. Often that world is full of despair, regret and longing. This is what her eyes said to me.