Linda Ori

(08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Sad Green Eyes


You look at me with sad green eyes,
I'm overcome with feeling-
Such deep emotion they disguise,
Yet send my senses reeling; They speak to me of loneliness
And feelings unexpressed,
Of hopes and dreams unrealized
And love gone uncaressed; They cry to me of urgency
To experience it all-
But here you are in limbo
With your back against the wall; I wish I had the answers
To the questions they impose-
I'm drowning in those sad green eyes
And the sorrow only grows; If I had one magic wish,
You know what it would be?
To see instead of sad green eyes
Green eyes that smile for me.

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

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  • Not a member No 4 (2/16/2007 12:29:00 PM)

    A perfectly crafted poem, where the completely unforced rhyming structure increases the poignancy of the situation. Simply superb. xx jim (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (1/9/2007 8:36:00 PM)

    A beautiful write, Linda... sad but at the same time endearing and warm. Well done! !
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Tyler (12/24/2005 10:57:00 AM)

    I notice how your lines flow beautifully into one another. This has clever rhyming that isn't merely there for rhymes sake. There is a clarity of emotion that I much appreaciate. Well done.
    Daniel Tyer (Report) Reply

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