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Below is the poem entitled WITH EYES WIDE SHUT which was written by poet Marcia Walton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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With eyes wide shut we walk
In our blindness of thoughts and prejudices
Towards the cliff. We follow the sounds
Never hearing a word...a note
To the makings of the song
Dancing to the music not hearing it's melody
We sing in our muteness songs we neither see nor hear

We walk crippled towards the faceless words
Drinking without taste the nectar that must never be swallowed.
"Sweet" We say when we cannot taste
But finish it's juices in a single gulp
Not quenching the thirst we know not that we have
Belching the stench of its odor that we cannot smell

In knowledge we know nothing of what we have seen
While walking in blindness with our eyes wide shut

We listen with deafness to the drones of time
Never singling out a line.
We feel in the darkness for the light switch that we have always had
In the contours of our minds
We look around seeing nothing in a room full of everything.
Blank spaces on the walls of pictures vibrant in truth
Still we with only see them with our eyes wide shut.


Beside the Yellow Brick Road
In the forest
Lies the deeper path of truth.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 8:16:00 PM
    "We walk crippled towards the faceless words" exquisitely crafted image... Thank you

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Marcia, CONGRATULATIONS, on having your poem FEATURED on the soups Home Page:-). Good-Night **Linda**

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 2:32:00 AM
    Wow!!! I am in love with this poem and the poet! I love the creativity and the style of the poet.Full of imageries,personifications.Its one of the best.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Hi Marcia, great ending message, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* Skat *

    Walton Avatar Marcia Walton
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much for your comment! I am glad you like my poem. I will be happy to pass your way and take a look at your work. :) Thanks again
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 5:46:00 PM
    A strong write Marcia. I really enjoyed reading this one this evening from you. Welcome To Poetry Soup.

    Walton Avatar Marcia Walton
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks very much Mustapha, and I am glad you enjoyed it. Will be checking out your page myself. Thanks again :)
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 5:23:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem. Welcome to the Soup. Rick

    Walton Avatar Marcia Walton
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Rick, I thank you and I am very glad you enjoyed my poem. Expect a visit from me soon too. :) Thanks again.
  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:02:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Marcia ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

    Walton Avatar Marcia Walton
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Ann-Lise! Thanks for the welcome and kind words. Very glad you liked my work. I will be visiting pages and viewing the work of you and other members as often as I can. I hope you too have a wonderful day. :)
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:05:00 PM
    awe epic imagery Marcia, thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Ekechukwu Avatar Ifeanyi Bob Ekechukwu
    Date: 9/9/2013 2:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello dearie,I am new to this soup but I want to wish you the best because I have seen you take interest in other people's poems.Would love to be your soup friend and will need your guide too.Thanks
    Walton Avatar Marcia Walton
    Date: 9/2/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Linda! Thanks for the kind words and the invite. I will certainly be stopping by your page and I will check out the contest page too. Loving this Soup already! Have yourself a wonderful day!