chantelle ribeiro

Rookie (1970/10/07 / South Africa - Johannesburg)

Behind Those Eyes - Poem by chantelle ribeiro

The eyes
They hold the secrets to your soul
Emotions raw and true
Sometimes they show excitement
Little devils dancing in merriment
making them impossible to ignore
Then there are moments
When your smile doesn't quite catch
Where deep sorrow shines through
from the depths of your core
Where the pent up waterfall
threatens to burst
Making them glisten
A sadness so profound and sacred
But I see
I always have
The questions they ask
The anger at times
The scolding passion
The dullness when you give up
I know
But I do not ask
I simply am there
Your fountain of youth
Your cherry blossom
on a cold Winter's day
I watch
I pray
'Cause one day
when the Autumn years
finally betray your sight
I will relay the stories
I read every day
behind those eyes
For your memories are locked
safely away
within me,
Your mind...

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  • Chantelle Ribeiro (10/15/2011 2:37:00 AM)


    Thank you so much for that beautiful review of my poem... The eyes truly are the windows to the soul... I love that you 'get' it and that it touched you... I do not use complicated words... For me poetry is about speaking the truth, touching upon the matters of the heart which others find hard to describe... For me it is something that comes naturally... Thank you for voting on my poem, it means a lot...

    Kind Regards

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 15, 2011

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