The Dark Secret of the Iris

Lyssore

Credit: Lyssore courtesy of DeviantArt

I received this poem in the mail in November 1991, unsigned. I suspect it is an original work, but it might have been copied from elsewhere. If you are the poet, please contact me.

 

The Power of the Eye?

 

You look into my eyes.

I wonder what you see.

Is there an inner part of me

That you perceive but I can’t feel?

What’s hidden there that pleases you?

Disarms and makes you want me?

If only I could read your eyes,

I’d maybe learn to like me.

My own reflection’s haunting.

These eyes are stagnant ponds.

Yet I feel a power lurking there,

Which gives me cause to fear them.

Are they bewitched to hypnotise?

Possessed by evil force?

Attract, they will but it’s not me

Deserves these warm advances.

My body says I want you

To hold me in your arms.

Why don’t I feel that I have earned

This tender love and care?

A sadness fills my heart

As I become aware

That I have just been hiding

Behind my manipulating stares.

 

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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