Two Eyes


You have two eyes

But I only a pair

Yet, how different we see

The world that we share


Colored by things

We do not understand

Makes the shared view

Seem two different lands


If the only truth

Is what we each see

Then a dichotomy stands

Where none should there be


Narrowed owned views

The margins erase

And logic is skewed

Understanding replaced


I may never see

The world through your eyes

But that doesn’t mean

We can’t compromise


Not seeing somethings

The way that you do

Does not make anything

You see be less true


And what I perceive

Unshared in your view

Does not make anything

I see be less too


You have two eyes

And I have a pair

Help me to see

The world that we share


14 Responses to “Two Eyes”
  1. beth says:

    wonderful poem of compromise and acceptance

  2. Seeing something in someone’s else’s eyes, in someone else’s perception, can help us grow in our ability to be more accepting.

  3. “Help me to see the world that we share.” If everyone would be so kind…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Beautifully penned. If only everyone were so open minded.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Even if I may disagree with someone’s perception, I always want to understand their viewpoint.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow does this resonate Brad. Some become only defensive without even trying to understand. Life is all about perception. This is a lovely piece and it would be an easier and less angry world to live in if people tried looking through other’s eyes. I hope it is getting warmer there Brad and you are enjoying Spring. Sending hugs and love. ❤️🤗🌹Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thanks, Jonikins! It is getting warmer, but it did snow the other day. I think spring forgot we are here. Much love!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        That makes it very difficult to enjoy your motorcycle. Watch the clouds tonight as I will be sailing a boat over your house around midnight and planting the sun to rise exactly at 6 AM. There may be some flowers popping up as well, hope you enjoy them and the beautiful sunrise, sending big hugs. Love Jonikins

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