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Mossy Eyes

November 24, 2009
By FindOutMore GOLD, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
FindOutMore GOLD, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Guess now who holds thee!" -
"Death," I said,
But, there,
The silver answer rang, "Not death, but Love."

I think these glasses would look fine on you
And contacts are constricting.

Film across your pupils
Dilated: mirror

I think the glasses suit you well

You cannot bring yourself to tell me

Words about your life
In prose you will render to me,
Your hiding irises, well
I can’t

see it,
And I think those glasses look nice on you

The author's comments:
This poem is about 2 people. One, a male, the one with the “glasses” (metaphor: mirror, that reflects off a.k.a avoids the crime he has committed) is hiding a secret. The secret is the crime he has committed. The other person, female, wants him to “put on the glasses”, as in not tell her what is really going on, because she feels it would be better if she simply didn’t know.
Line breaks are in 2, like blinking. (Open and shut)
“Dilated: mirror

-This means they are blinking (closing their eyes, therefore, not seeing) when the mirror is not there. (The word “mirror” is between “blink” and “ing” in the stanza). (“Mirror” as in, pretending, or avoiding the secret) And when the mirror is there, they are seeing and living the lie, and he is not telling her what is really going on.

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