Reflections of the window people.....

She stands at the curtain peeking out
at the masses moving
mixing
appearing
disappearing

She wonders why she does this
yet
cannot stop the pleasure
she catches them all
all the laughing
the crying
the sneering

He walks to the window and looks
as she walks by he's too shy to ask
and too proud to
but to adore

And to time her coming and going
so he'll not miss his chances for what
could have come before

All over the city they stand secretly
peering in and out of others lonely lives
and only dreaming

On railings or pinning on clotheslines
waving away but secretly to
no one there
no redeeming

Yet out in public all ....the eye's never
meet the others and god forbid
they should touch

And yet so do I .........I tend to
watch the watchers .....but aren't we all kind of
pitiful as such

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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

This poem has a very quiet emotional feel to it. up votes and shared.


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi ahorseback.

An awesome poem that has a sad feeling about it.

LOL Ghaelach


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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well done.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

great write my friend . thoughts and feelings never expressed are still feelings we hold dear.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Dahoglund , nice to see you !Thank you again !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ghaelach, thank you sir ! Feeling a bit maloncolly I guess ......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner my friend , Thank you !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Eric , thats nice to share


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

It's a poignant poem, Ed.

Reminded me of the early scene in the movie, "Shall We Dance", as JenLo stands wistfully peering out the upper-story window of Miss Mitzi's Dance studio and catches the attention of a tax-attorney (Richard Gere) on the commuter train passing by en route to his suburban home. He's a happily married family man (his wife is Susan Sarandon); but his work and his life have become predictable and hum-drum. Next time his train passes he's enticed to disiboard & explore the dance thing, and ends up discovering a passion for ball-room dancing, which he doesn't want to confess to his family because it suggests that they're not "enough" and that's not really it. It works out, of course, - beautifully.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Oh my gosh I saw that one , unfortunately I don't like the main actors [Gere , Sharendon, Its a great movie , But i tend to associate the" real "people as actors , in the movie and so ........Oh well. Nice to see you , I hope you've been well ! Thank you !


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I am a people watcher too, yet to interfere would not be me, yet i wonder as you do..Loved this..Cheers


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Probably all poets are people watchers, it's how we learn to understand and empathise and then translate the emotions we observe into poetry. A very interesting comment on life.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

I understand. It was only the imagery & scenario I referred to, of course.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful poem. Thought provoking. Made me think of all those people who at Christmas wander about looking at decorated shop windows and decorated houses just admiring and moving on.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful poem. Thought provoking. Made me think of all those people who at Christmas wander about looking at decorated shop windows and decorated houses just admiring and moving on.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

It's Interesting to watch people isn't it , Always !Thank you for stopping.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Bloossom ! Hello , I think you must be 'write ' ! Be well Blossom.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Hello dear lady !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , yes , I still find magic in the lights in the darkness, the cool taste of a snow flake !.....:-}


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

One of my favorite pass times when I was younger and lived in the city. Great write.


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Ov Strickland 4 years ago from El Segundo, CA

Beautiful photo :-)


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Absolutely beautiful. Your words captured me in deep thoughts. I love this so much. Thank you for sharing your great gift. Voted up and more and sharing.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Beckie , me too ! Its always been kind of a pastime for me !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ov Strickland , Oh thank you , The coast of Maine , you cant beat that place .....welll! Maybe huh. Thank you !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vocal coach , You my dear are the great gift ! To all those around you !


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

awesome poem


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

hi April , thank you , that means alot !

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