Beanery Online Literary Magazine

April 29, 2009

Only The Eye Can See

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

ONLY THE EYE CAN SEE

Lauren Benish

 

April is coming to an end, taking Poetry Month with it. Today’s guest poet, Lauren, is a student at Burrell High School in Pennsylvania.

                               

 

One day a little girl perched on her Pappy’s knee

 

He told her about his homeland, fields as far as the eye could see

 

When he finished and her eyes grew wide, he told her not to forget how beautiful life could be

 

With a small kiss on his cheek, she promised she’d always remember

 

And she never forgot

 

 

One day a heartbroken girl fell unto her Pappy’s knee

 

He told her about his homeland, death as far as the eye could see

 

When he finished and his eyes grew dry, he told her not to forget how unfair life could be

 

With a long embrace in his arms, she promised she’d always remember

 

And she never forgot

 

 

One day a young woman sat beside her Pappy’s knee

 

He told her he was going home now, to fields as wide as the eye could see

 

When he finished and his eyes grew tired, he told her not to forget how beautiful her life would be

 

With one, teary kiss goodbye, she promised she’d always remember

 

But she soon forgot

 

 

One day a broken woman collapsed on top of her Pappy’s knee

 

She told him she was coming home now, and to be ready for me

 

When she finished and her eyes burned afire, she told him she’d only seen how unfair life could be

 

With one, last slash goodbye, she said she’d always remember

 

But she soon forgot

 

 

ADDITIONAL POEMS TO READ DURING POETRY MONTH:

Jesus

The Life (and death) Cycle of the Ice Cream Soda

A Cry For Goodness

Bookshelves of Conscious

Two Haikus: A Summer Day & Night Sky

QUINTESSENCE

A Beach Remembered

Regrets

Talents Forgotten

CURLS AT TWELVE YEARS OLD

JOAN’S VICTORY RIDE

TO FEEL SAFE

MAGIC SHADOW-SHOW

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

A SONNET IS A POEM?

“DATING WHEN FIFTY-SOME:” A Guy’s Version

AFTER THE SCOTTISH GAMES AT LIGONIER

I BELIEVE GOD INVENTED DANCING

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

THE WIND

THE VIEWING

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www.pennwriters.com

ellenspain.com

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http://www.methodists-care.org/

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