Your Eyes--A Haiku

I wrote this poem in a time of my life, that all I wanted was someone to really see me. I wanted this kind of love so bad. Unfortunately, the one that I was with was the one causing me the anxiety, sadness, fear, and pain. The exciting thing is that dreams can come true! I have a new fiance, who has helped me change my life. I must have wrote him into reality, because this is exactly how I feel when I am with him.


Your eyes follow me

As I move across the room

Growing more distant


You reach out your hand

Our fingertips barely touch

Your eyes cannot lie


Lost inside myself

Your eyes try to draw me out

You pull me closer


The past seems to fade

It is only me and you

I am free for now


You draw me closer

This is where I want to be

All the pain is gone


Your eyes take me in

Your fingers caress my face

Our lips lightly touch


You smile down at me

Whispering “hey, welcome back”

I’m no longer scared

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice , Lisa.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

How romantic.... :)


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you both. I was a little scared to post this because I have never posted anything like it before. =)


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Take risks! No fear!! lol... Being bold is what makes a writer great.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

That is a true story, my friend! =)


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

your talent is unlimited my dear. don't be afraid to try.!!!!


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you so much!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a beautiful Haiku.. Well done..Bravo


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Always exploring, thank you so much for your kind comment!


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mandypoole 4 years ago from UK

Great Haiku poems Lisa, beautiful imagery


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Mandy, thank you for your kind reply!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Imagine seeing

The world as it really is

And no way to tell


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Mhatter, Beautiful, thanks!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

If you had not written the introduction... i would have definitely thought that you were a regular and brilliant haiku writer...

Indeed brilliant haikus and beautifully expressed


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you so much,Rahul!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Awesome haikus. beautiful imagery on every line.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Unknown spy, Thank you for your kind comment!


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

Beautiful haikus for the beautiful eyes!

Why hadn't you tried it till now?

This is very nice really.

Keep it up.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Ashish04josi, When I started writing poetry I was under the impression that it has to rhyme. I have tried very hard to break this habit but I still find myself rhyming unintentionally. I found that since a Haiku has its own restrictions it seems to free me from the rhyming cycle. So, I plan on writing many more! =) Thank you for your kind comment.


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

I personally believe anything that makes you feels free, has always got to be beautiful. 'Rhyme' sets boundaries, encases our thought process.

Quite oppositely, I started off with free verse...and have begun 'rhyme' poetry recently, as an experiment to test myself.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

I just read some of your poetry and it is fantastic! I do not think free verse is something I will try quite yet, I think that the boundaries help me focus my thoughts! =)


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

See that's what I was trying to point out...'focus'...and that's what I'm experimenting with now.

When I started off I wanted to be free to express out. Of course my first few poems turned to be sitters...but I gradually learnt to let myself flow in coherence. And I'm still learning.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Well you are doing a great job. I have learned, talking to different people who write,sometimes focus actually hinders some peoples creative process. I think I might try my hand at free verse later today or tomorrow. when you post one that rhymes let me know; I can't wait to read it!


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

Sure Lisa...I can't say though how it turns out to be.

And you must really try yourself at haikus and free verse...your spontaneity it a gift.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Ashish04joshi, I certainly will. Thank you!


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Hi Lisa, this is very romantic. you write beautifully!


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Snowdrops, Thank you so much!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

lisa this was very well done voted up and awesome!!!!


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Frank, Thank you for the kind comment and the vote!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Lisa this is a great start to writing haikus. Beautiful.

Voted up & beautiful.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Rajan, Thank you very much for your kind comment and vote!


heather swanson 4 years ago

i love this one i completely understand


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Heather!


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Very good Lisa... this is one of the most lovely forms of poetry. You expressed it so well .


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Laurinzo- Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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