Eyes Of Genesis

Eyes Of Genesis short poem

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Each caress of sea breeze in my eyes
brings gentle rhythm of foam rippling up the beach.

Grasshopper-green seaweeds, crystal-white pebbles
shine brightly near my toe-nails.

They mirror dreamy eyes, welcoming the micro-sparkles
in each foamy row of bubbles.

But are they dreaming or hallucinating?
Are they half-avoiding the empty darkness

whirling inside the dead eyes
barely floating inside the skull

of that nameless, half-eaten fish?
They are staring hard and cold

in all directions, bringing a nameless
kind of stench from fragmented bones

where myriad red germs
are feasting on rotting fins.

Or is this poem hallucinating inside our eyes now,
ovulating its camouflaged presence?

Is it another kind of genesis
creating another kind of reality,

eyeless, noseless, ghostless,
not defiled by cold dead looks,

untouched by wafts of sexless stench,
but determined to focus on sustaining

the watery galaxy of sparkles before us,
melting our eyes now?

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Merton Lee is the author of best-selling ebooks (a) One Thousand Gifts (Where Is God When It Hurts?) published free on Smashwords website, and (b) When Bad Things Happen to Good People (God is biting the bullet theodicy) . He is the well-known author of the Christian articles 'Footprints in the sand (New version year 2013) ' and 'Let's do something beautiful for God'. His poem 'The Road Not Taken' is read by thousands of readers.Born in Singapore in 1969, he is a Christian essayist for the past 10 years. He has studied, reflected on and practised the key insights of the perennial wisdom of Christianity and the major religions for 30 years. He works as a senior Accountant and Finance Manager for more than 20 years in the public sector, contributing his best years to public service.He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree, studying Philosophy, English Literature and Economics. He also obtained Masters degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from UK (University of Leicester) and another Masters degree in Accountancy from an Australian University with distinguished results, qualifying as an Accountant. He is married for more than 20 years with two children. They live and work in Singapore.
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