The Face

A quick glance upon the face
A rush to judgment
Frown lines, a curled lip

A hard look reflecting the unfriendly
A hard look reflecting the unkind
A hard look reflecting the unhappy

Look again, upon the mirror this time
A quick glance upon the face

Did you rush to judgment?
Misinterpret frown lines for anger?
Curled lips for disdain?

Is the hard look truly unfriendly, unkind and unhappy?
Is the hard look reflecting those who judge or the judged?

Take a longer look upon the face
Both that in the mirror and upon the one you judge

Take a moment to see the kindness
Take a moment to earn the trust
Of the face that has learned to doubt

Is there hurt there, in the face upon which you look?
Have years shaped the lines you see?
Have genetics built a mask
That covers softness and a warm heart?
Is there a kindness you look past?

Upon which face will you look?
Upon which face will you see?

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I am so glad you are here. Please make yourself at home, here, next to the arm-chair. Let us talk of poetry and life; let us laugh and crack jokes; let us rule the world with our lofty thoughts and electrodes for those out of line.Most likely I will pee a little when we laugh, and my thoughts are usually random rather than lofty, but you know what they say: “The dog of the exceptional wisdom has the bird of sleeping monkeys in his dreams!”Anyway, I was talking to a guy the other day who was high on pot (he was standing on the toilet) and I mentioned my fear of bush hogs and roaches. He comforted me and then asked why I was in the stall with him.So there you go, my full life story nowhere on this page. I feel like we know each other so much better now. Sometimes I’m serious, sometimes I seriously funny, sometimes I’m seriously gassy. I am at all times grateful for your support.If you have an idea to share, or just want to drop a line, you can contact me at peanuttyoh@yahoo.comBe excellent to each other and glitter on glitterbombs.
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Laya Sarath
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Loved 🙂

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Lovely composition!

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