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Paper Eyes

Transparent smiles and fragile paper eyes
adorn a tender beauty, as a tear
of dew upon a rose in cool sunrise.
A sweet yet clear disguise of yearnings near,
secreted 'neath so tenuous a veil
that slight of breeze would surely discompose
and tear and crinkle. Milky shades of pale,
diaphanous, untrue (as truth’s cast shows),
serve only as a means of self deny,
a flimsy shield against a whispered voice
that sighs a threat to air life as a lie
and deliquesce remaining threads of choice...

except the choice to live, as such a breeze
undresses faintly covered dreams with ease.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2010 7:00:00 PM
    Such eloquence, Sharon. And also great imagery! Thanks for commenting on my blog too. Loved hearing your foods and I think we BOTH wish we were married to someone like Chris! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 10:37:00 AM
    Great write that is expressive and descriptive..Enjoyed this very much ..Looking forward to the write that you are going to dig out and post after reading this one..Sara

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 11:57:00 PM
    Wow yet again Sharon, you've used a lot of beautiful words here and have woven such a stirring sonnet-- it also somehow seems so delicate--- I feel like whispering this amazing sonnet! Way to go yet again-- you really should start making that book of sonnets!! hugs again-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 7:33:00 PM
    Ok, i've read this several times because it is so beautiful in language, meter and flow. The message here, delivered so eloquently is one that really touches me. This is such an exquisite sonnet, a pleasure to read and reread. Off to my favorites (a feature I haven't tried yet, lol). Beautiful! Hugs, Kris~

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 7:07:00 AM
    A lovely exquisite piece Sharon.. enjoyed such beauty and cretivity ..your opening line is the core of the poem.. have a happy week..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 7:06:00 AM
    I think this poem is just beautiful, filled with delicate words, I was captivated from the beginning to the end, it was like floating, well done~~

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 5:49:00 AM
    ~ Smile, along with this "Tenderly Beautiful Poem Penned By 'Your Soft & Brillint Hand!!!" ~ "You Are Soo Very Rare & You Speak, Into The Readers Souls" ~ "Beautiful Sharon; Moving" ~ "My Love & Warmth to You Always &, All You Love," John! ~ Smile, "Have The Most Bright & Beautiful of Days Dear Lady;" Bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 5:42:00 AM
    Smile ~ "This Is Soo Very Stirringly Soft & Beautiful Dear Sharon" ~ I read it three times and my heart melted for the beautiful souls heart inside, this beautiful life ~ Makes one just want to hold them hug them and let them know that everything is going to be alright ~ You know dear lady, I have read "Your Beautiful Verses" a few times now and, I am going to fave "You As A Unique & Beautiful Poetess!!!" ~ ....Cont:)

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 5:34:00 AM
    Sharon, this is delightful poetry. Tenderly written and the title is sounds so fragile. I hope you post more in the coming weeks and months as I enjoy your writes >> James

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 5:19:00 AM
    beautiful work!! enjoyed!