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

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What you may think

And what I know

Two different men

Yet bearing the same face

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You only see

Best I exude

Halo above

Evil, but a shadowed trace

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You cannot know

What evil grows

Another’s death

A well-known, age old friend

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From bloodied hands

Of hardened heart

Within them still

No fear to promote one’s end

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For taking life

Without a tear

The killing lust

Is tattooed in the mind

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If stripped away

The layered lies

That evil man

Becomes easy to still find

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And change you will

Your view of who

Is standing now

Truth seen uncompromised

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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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Comments
18 Responses to “I Will See It In Your Eyes”
  1. My first impression of the poem is that it has that insane dark vibe, something mysterious and exciting, it’s also about a change in a person’s personality, and often, it goes unnoticed until one fully transitions. Right now, I am going through a difference, and I do feel no one noticed; I can connect to this, Brad. I also love the form, like how in a few choices word you expressed something this transformative. I missed reading your work

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you V! But you would be wrong to think no one noticed. Sometimes people just do not know what words to share when someone else is suffering, so they remain silent. As long as you do not seek the silence, your path to healing will continue to unfold before you!

  2. The words of this poem really resonated with me. I could see them as though they were written from your own personal experience, but, although we do not have the same experiences, I can also see them as they apply to me personally. This poem touched me in a place that no one ever gets to see.

  3. Beautifully powerful, dark, enchanting verses Brad…loved it!

  4. kristianw84 says:

    I cannot argue that I haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know you to the fullest extent, nor can I argue that I only see the sides of you, you want me to see. I can, however, argue that if you ever do unleash your demons and let me see what you feel are the less appealing sides of you, my eyes will remain as soft and unjudgemental as they always have.

    How could I ever judge your past when it has helped shape you into the man you are today? And although I may not know that man extremely well, there is nothing you could tell me that would ever change my adoring view of him.

  5. ‘Two different men Yet bearing the same face” Yes to those words!

  6. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poe, Brad. reminds me of the lyrics from The Stranger, by Billy Joel:

    Well we all have a face
    That we hide away forever
    And we take them out
    And show ourselves
    When everyone has gone

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow, this was a different form for you but was very impactful. Unfortunately there can be two sides to a man or woman. Sometimes we only see the good at first and eventually something that we never saw can rear its ugly head. I don’t think you’re talking about yourself Brad, I think you’re talking about someone who surprised someone you cared about. I may be wrong but with you, I believe, is what you see and what we read is what you truly are, a treasured friend, a tender hearted poet and a good man. ❤️🤗🌹🥰Love Jonikins

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