Beautiful Eyes

July 4, 2013
By GOLD, Manhattan, Kansas GOLD, Manhattan, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
“Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.” - Margaret Atwood

I blamed myself.

my seeds too low.
for a year with no flowers.

but what if,

by chance,
the seeds aren’t too deep;

the fault lies in the earth.
the soil cares not for some flowers.

gives them no worth.
seeds; it will not nourish.

fruit; it will not bear.
when the land hangs its own volition,

when we label victim,

unworthy of air!
We are wrong,

but no matter.
Our time to change,

far past.
At in the town I call mine.

The voice has been cast.
Beauty is not who you are.

so I’m told.
So rings true with each tear that she cries,

each truth that cascades from her soft,



The author's comments:
This is the closing poem of my book I am hoping to publish. It is inspired by the heart break of african american children in the 1930s that had to watch the beautiful blue eyed children live without struggle; without pain. My book is inspired solely by The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

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