I Will See It In Your Eyes



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You say it won’t

I know it will

It always does

I will see it in your eyes

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A different man

I will become

If my scant veil

Lifted from all the lies

~~~

What you may think

And what I know

Two different men

Yet bearing the same face

~~~

You only see

Best I exude

Halo above

Evil, but a shadowed trace

~~~

You cannot know

What evil grows

Another’s death

A well-known, age old friend

~~~

From bloodied hands

Of hardened heart

Within them still

No fear to promote one’s end

~~~

For taking life

Without a tear

The killing lust

Is tattooed in the mind

~~~

If stripped away

The layered lies

That evil man

Becomes easy to still find

~~~

And change you will

Your view of who

Is standing now

Truth seen uncompromised

~~~

You say it won’t

I know it will

It always does

I will see it in your eyes

~~~



Comments
8 Responses to “I Will See It In Your Eyes”
  1. I can’t say I “like” this. It frightens me on two levels. The first that you believe that everyone who knows your innermost secrets will come to value you less. Second is that, having a slim clue of those secrets, while my judgement wouldn’t change, it might take a while to digest and process the deeper truth.

  2. kristianw84 says:

    It’s hard to express the feelings this poem invoked in me. I can only speak for myself, but, I have to disagree with you on this one. I can understand the sides of you I’m fortune enough to see are the sides of you, you allow me to see. I can understand that there are parts of your past that are very dark, and there are probably things you have said and done that you wish you could take back. I can also understand that due to every single regret, heartache, loss, and every other tragic event that has happened in your life, has created a darkness that still lives within you. I can also understand that darkness may get the better of you, sometimes, and in many forms; anger, jealousy, hatred. Am I getting close? What I cannot nor will not agree is that any of these things would ever make me judge you, or worse, warp my view of you. And if I were standing in front of you, the only change you would see in my eyes is my admiration for you increasing. All of these things, the darkness mixed with the light are all a part of you, the man I am fortunate enough to call my friend. Go easy on him, would ya?!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your admiration. It is an intricate web of feelings although they do not express in any moments of anger, jealousy or hatred. Just the opposite, I don’t care enough to get any of those things. It is a bit of a disconnect that is hard to explain. Maybe someday over coffee… But i feel the love you send!

      • kristianw84 says:

        I didn’t mean to assume or imply, just grasping at straws, but WHATEVER your demons are, they couldn’t possibly make me think less of you. I would love to share conversation with you over coffee, sometime. I’m still waiting for the airplane story. And yes, I am sending you all the love I can muster. ❤

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Ah, the airplane story, I had almost forgot. It has been so long since I have written anything editorially that I think I forget how.

      • kristianw84 says:

        If anyone can pull it off, it’s you. I have no doubts.

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