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Through Your Eyes

Updated on July 17, 2015
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Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts sometimes spill onto the pages in the form of poetry.

I foolishly thought that I

Could convince you to see things objectively through my eyes

As if that would somehow make everything alright

But when emotions begin to take over the mind

Despite the best of intentions resentment instead comes to reside

Now I think I can almost see things through your eyes

Maybe to you I deserve everything I got - how could I have been so blind

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow you pack a wallop in so few words! So much to ponder over. Thanks

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is deep. Don't be so ready to change. Maybe you were right. It's in the eye's of the beholder. ( Whatever that means? ) Hang in there!!

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      drbj and sherry 2 years ago from south Florida

      It is so easy to be blind when emotions rule our actions - happens all the time. Only not so beautifully poetic as you painted it, shanmarie.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Eric. I hope it does some good if you feel the desire to ponder it.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      It's always somewhat in the eye if the beholder, isn't it. We all have our own perceptions and perspectives. Maybe I was at least partly right. Who knows? Who can say what us right anyway? Thanks for reading and commenting, Ruby. And for the encouragement. Hugs

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Aw, drbj, thanks. Too bad life isn't so poetic in motion, eh? It would soften the edges.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Short read yet in depth...nicely penned.

      Don't forget what Edgar Allan Poe said: “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ~

      Cheers!

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Interesting and thought-provoking comment, CrisSp! Thank you

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Hi Shan , I have come to believe , mostly , that at times , there is no fault in love or in the acts of love or whatever we're going through . There is only a perpetrator and a victim . Which are we ? Are we both , have we been both , do we hurt others or have we ? Nice write ! Hugs !

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      Really Beautiful and sad Shanmarie. It would seem that way sometimes.

      The person you love and respect the most is blinded.

      It is with pride or fear to allow their heart to see, what really is the issue.

      Really enjoy your writing! Big hugs! ((((((((((((( Shanmarie )))))))))))))

      Up & shared. :-))

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      This piece is powerful, incredibly sad and moving.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Shan,

      You don't mix words here! This is a daily truth it seems as to our perceptions of others and their perception of our actions and thoughts ...

      Peace and blessings

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      This poem reminded me that it took me many years to see life through my ex-husband's eyes. I have to admit that he was not so wrong as I thought he was. I cannot help but wonder if he, too, acquired the ability to see life through my eyes, and can he, too, admit that I was not as wrong as he thought I was?

      Thought-provoking poem!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Nothing like "words' stopping us dead in our tracks!.......Powerful poem that offers deeply profound possibilities to ponder.....Wow. UP+++

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Hi, Ed! So glad to see you. I have no doubt that we have all been both, possibly at the same time.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Hi Jo. I think pride or fear certainty can be reasons we don't see what we are really resentful of or angry about. Possibly we just don't want to feel the sting of hurt we feel for hurting someone else. There are many possible reasons.

      I just read your reply to me on one of your hubs - the good thoughts one, I believe. You are so kind. It's humbling that you are think I'm inspirational. I'm so appreciative of your generosity in linking my hub. Of course, you do that for so many. You are a blessing to us. Hugs!

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Aw, thank you, breakfastpop.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, beautiful Faith. Sometimes words are useless, I guess. Other times, they make all the difference. And, yes, it is a daily truth. Jyst another part of being human. Hugs and blessings to you too

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Aw, Martie. I think it takes great courage to admit that another is not as wrong as we once thought. It certainly is very humbling to do so. As for he admitting it too, he'd have to choose to see things from your perspective. I don't necessarily think it is acquired so much as chosen.

      To me, that is essential for forgiveness of myself and of others. Ideally, a mutual sharing of perspectives and objectively looking instead of defensively would lead to a stronger relationship and make it easier to overcome problems. But there is a reason ideals are called ideals and not reality.

      Hugs to you.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, fpherj48. I am at a loss for reply to that. So thanks and know it's much appreciated.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I often find poetry the most effective way to display what you feel and it doesn't need a lot of words. You succeeded with this. Well done Shanmarie.

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      poignant, rings so true for so many of us, hope you are well

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great poem. One of the distances we have in relationships is that we can never truly see things through the eyes of another. But we can try and come close.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      No, it does not require a lot of words to paint a feeling, dies it? Good point to make. Thank you, Jodah.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Hello, Kim. I am doing much better now that I am nearly healed. I hope you are also doing well. Thanks so much for stopping by to read.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Hi, Larry. I suppose that we can never fully see things through the eyes of another. Call me naive, but I believe that trying makes a world of difference in overcoming the distance. Sometimes it just takes two people trying.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 24 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Incredible poetry. Says so much with so little words.

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      Shannon 24 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Rasma. Incredible is an incredible word to use and I appreciate it more than you know.

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      FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA

      When there are two people, the thing is neither can be objective in their perspective. It seems that you are mourning a relationship loss. I wish you well.

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      Shannon 24 months ago from Texas

      I was when I wrote it, Flourish, but not so much now, thanks. You are right that neither can be wholly objective, especially at the time of the issue. But I think it helps to try.

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      Shannon 24 months ago from Texas

      Nit so much now as when I wrote it. Thank you, though. You are right that there are no objective points of view between two sides. Nonetheless, I think it helps to try. Sometimes it makes a big difference. I've just so prone to doing it for others that I easily forget it doesn't help as much to provide my own point of view when I am one involved. Much better to help a friend see another perspective with someone they are upset with or hurt by.

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