The Eyes

December 7, 2011
By Kaela SILVER, Davis, California
Kaela SILVER, Davis, California
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Favorite Quote:
"...so farewell, best of luck, avoid roasted cabbages, don't eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!"- Angela from Eldest by Christopher Paolini


Eyes

They say are the window to the soul

They can be cold, dark

Or warm, inviting

They say what you won't

They define how you feel, even if you don't know

Clear and bright,

They allow you to see the world

In the colors of the rainbow

They're the first thing you see

And the last thing you remember

They shape who you are to others

Whether you're bold or shy

Pretty or not

Loud or silent

The eyes help you see what others want to show you

What you can see is what they want you to think

How they want to be remembered

And if you pay attention,

They can help you see who you are yourself

Simply by looking in a mirror

Sometimes, the eyes can be controlled

You only allow yourself to see what you want to see

But closing yourself to the world is like walking around blind

You really can't understand what's happening

You can't see what's truly going on

You can't take things in

You can't learn

The world is a haze and you're walking in a dream

But you have to wake up

You can't lose reality

You can't lose yourself

Your eyes would be blank

Soulless

White and empty

The image that gives many nightmares

Would you really want to have that?

The author's comments:
I'm somewhat obsessed with eyes. I absolutely despise the color of mine, but when I'm reduced to nothing but whimpers, I try to convey things through them. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I want to let people know, so that they look for more than just what people say, but what they're showing you.

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