Daniel Lloyd Kennedy

Rookie (Dec.1948 / Lake Forest, Illinois)

Souls' Eye View - Poem by Daniel Lloyd Kennedy

I walk around seeing through these eyes but they aren't me...
There is something much deeper than those eyes that see...
If you look into the eyes of someone and deep into those eyes,
That is where the souls true self can be seen...
I walked around for years seeing things and when I looked in to a mirror...
The person I saw, seemed somehow, just a shell I am using...
Curious that fellow, he doesn't seem to be the real me, but everyone else says it is...
I see those hands doing things, and see the strength they have and wonder if that is the real me? I think not...
They are only there for making things, fixing things, holding others hands, or wiping away a tear, theirs or mine...
They get dirty, they get clean, they hurt, and now parts of them hurt no more...
They get injured, and they heal, funny that, I wonder how that happens...
And it is curious how they sometimes don't leave a scar and other times they do...
I see those feet and wonder why they used to hurt so bad, but now, I can no longer feel most parts of them...
Yet they function well enough. Are they the real me? I think not....
That face, the nose and ears the mouth, the beard, are they what I am, are they the real me. Probably not...
Curious that fellow standing there, I feel what he feels, but I feel a lot more...
It shows in his eyes sometimes, how I feel, when they leak...
I see what he sees but oh so much more, he sees a wrong, but I push him to make it right...
He always did heed my demand for justice, right from the very start...
I think he always felt the injustice almost as much as I do...
He sees things and doesn't always react immediately, but I let him know, 'cause I bend him in his mind.
He always listens in the end...
I've learned that he is at my beckon call and I am learning how to make him react even sooner now...
Maybe he can hear me thinking and knows I will not relent, so he does something sooner...
Curious this body I use...
It IS me, but it is not...
No matter. This vessel will do for now...
That mirror sure does reflect a strange fellow though, he seems to look wiser as he grows older...
I only hope he truly is becoming wiser...
A good sign though, lately he has been looking for me...
Every once in awhile he sees me very clearly. He calls it, finding himself...
But it is really Soul searching...
If you look real deep. You can see me through those eyes of his...
I'm back here...
Even he has seen me...
Curious that, I wonder what HE thinks when he sees me...
Look closely into his eyes now...
I'll be seeing you too...


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 19, 2004



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