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Little Eyes

November 18, 2014
By dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
43 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau


Little eyes see so much,

drinking in every sight.

But little eyes don't understand

why mommy hides in fright.

 

Little hands feel and grab,

remembering every touch.

But little hands can't understand

why sissy hurts so much.

 

Little legs walk around,

exploring throughout the land.

But little legs can't see why

daddy isn't a friend.

 

Little hearts that love so much

and beat without refrain.

But little hearts are confused

why everyone is in pain.

 

Little eyes start to cry

as mommy takes another pill.

Little hands start to shake

as sissy's razor tries to kill.

 

Little legs run and hide

as daddy grabs his gun.

Little hearts break as little eyes

see what daddy's done.



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dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 25 2015 at 10:15 am
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
43 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

@Maddiecakes Thank you! I wrote from the child's point of view to give the poem more emphasis and emotion.

dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 25 2015 at 10:14 am
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
43 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

@Jasmine11 Thank you!

on Jan. 7 2015 at 10:21 am
Maddiecakes BRONZE, Chapman, Kansas
4 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” -Virginia Woolf

What makes this very sad is that it's from a child's point of view, and how they don't understand the terrible things going on in their family. Very moving!

on Jan. 7 2015 at 3:55 am
Jasmine11 SILVER, Delhi, Other
5 articles 0 photos 49 comments
Very touching poem! As I was reading the first few stanzas I was feeling very sad but the ending was absolutely shocking. The rhyming has been done very well. The poem's wonderful!