Lonnie Hicks

Rookie - 446 Points (www.lonniehicks.com / Chicago Ill)

Beauty-Eyed - Poem by Lonnie Hicks

We are trapped
Beauty Eyed
in beholder's
gaze,

expectations flush

iron icons
bind us;

Do not move
or blink;


a tiny shift
and beholder's view
is at once awry;
now disappointment,
because aspect new
has changed the view;

in a strobe shot
we are all caught
in expectations light,

flicker or blink
as we must
and we ruin
beholder's dream,

and pay double price
at the bar
where Bitter Drought
drinks.

What nostrums
and remedies,

what drunk variations
from Expectations Cup
dash Hope to fiery Death
unnoticed:

Expectations yours
but unmatched by mine:
signal we two then choke
most times
in the In-Between.


Comments about Beauty-Eyed by Lonnie Hicks

  • Rookie Jimi Doyle (11/8/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    great poem...
    flicker or blink as we must (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,359 Points C. P. Sharma (10/30/2008 10:35:00 PM)

    you voice the language of the heart that instantly connects you to the reader. sincerity is the heart of art. i pray, the fountain of this magical music flows on for ever. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stephanie Saba (10/14/2008 5:25:00 PM)

    interesting poem! :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brittany graviet (10/13/2008 3:51:00 PM)

    this made me cry, i don't even know why, it just did. when a person can invoke that kind of emotion from a person then you know that it truly is an amazing poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (10/9/2008 1:03:00 PM)

    new style of expresssion. I liked it........10+ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, December 19, 2008


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