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Kim Patrice Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem of the week entitled The Crosses In Your Eyes which was written by poet Kim Patrice Nunez.


The Crosses In Your Eyes

You never really knew the beauty of your soul.
Of how it is possible to be both old and young
within the same body that tells about the years past,
but can put to shame so many of today’s indolent youth.

How were you able to retain such innocence,
for only a child can categorically say such abhorrence
of one type of food even with the knowledge that it is good?
Yet words of deep understanding pour forth from the same mouth.

When the gift to listen was showered upon the earth
you must have paid attention, for you have it in abundance
“To hear is normal, to listen, a gift, and to understand...a miracle”
One who would care to keep these words would understand. You do.

You are sensitive. Who would have thought it so?
You have that amazing capacity to command words to your bidding
and just the right touch of irreverence to twist them when it suits you.
Still and all, you feel the wound deeply and I’d hate to be the cause of it.

I tried to look into your heart through your words.
Words which were already read by many before I entered the scene
yet they did not see the sadness, the dark that lurked in the corner of your light -
They were too mesmerized by the laughter, to see the crosses in your eyes.




Note: John W. Wulf is the author of the book The Lady Who Loves the Whisper
         

The Crosses In Your Eyes Contest
Sponsor: Justin Bordner
27 July 2015

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  1. Date: 8/4/2015 1:46:00 PM

    Congratulations on having your poem selected as POTW, Kim! Very nice. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/4/2015 1:40:00 PM

    Hi Kim.. Great win, I salute you!!

  1. Date: 8/4/2015 8:42:00 AM

    Hey Kim, BIG congratulations on your wonderful poem being chosen for POTW! Be Blessed, Neva

  1. Date: 8/3/2015 11:14:00 PM

    Nice write. Congratulations on poem of the week!!!

  1. Date: 8/3/2015 9:47:00 AM

    Nice read, congrats on poem of the week.

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/4/2015 10:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Gretl. Kim :-)
  1. Date: 8/3/2015 7:16:00 AM

    Congratulations Kim on Poem of the Week

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/3/2015 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! Judy is in the house! Thank you, kindly...you made me happier! hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 7:38:00 PM

    Great choice for POW...congrats

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/3/2015 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, tim! Kim
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 6:44:00 PM

    Absolutely beautiful, touching story. Interesting all the way through. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem.

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/3/2015 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Mistylove! Glad you like it. Checked your page. Seems you've not posted lately. Keep posting! hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 3:38:00 PM

    Congratulations Kim on POTW!! Well-Done!! Best Always, Gary

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/3/2015 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Gary! You are so awesome with your support! hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 3:21:00 PM

    Congrats on poem of the week... SKAT

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/3/2015 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, SKAT. hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 1:58:00 PM

    - Congratulations with your P.O.T.W, dear Kim - Happy new week - hugs // Anne-Lise :)

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/3/2015 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Anne! Happy and blessed new week to you too! hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 1:15:00 PM

    you go girl.. congrats on your POTW award!.. huggs

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/3/2015 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *with
    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/2/2015 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Nette. Really happy to see you here. An occasion like this is made more remarkable when shared you, Soupers. big huggs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 9:50:00 AM

    Congratulations, my dear poetic partner, on your work being featured as poem of the week. I know, and I believe many other soupers recognize, that you are a talented, gifted and compassionate poet willing to work hard at the craft and willing to embrace adversity in pursuit of your passion. You are a great blessing to myself and a blessing to this community. Hugs in bunches…Cobby

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/2/2015 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah...had a hard time finding the right words in response. :-))) Overwhelmed by your kind words. I'm dancing the happy jig! Just plain happy that this write received the nod of TPS! Thank you for being here, pardner...An occasion is made happier when shared with the inspiration of this particular write and Souper friends as well! Feeling blessed myself to be part of the community. hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 9:36:00 AM

    Gee Kim, you just get better and better with your writes. You have opened up your heart with this write and the previous one I just read. Something has just broken out of you, completely in touch with your feelings and emotions and able to put them into such meaningful verse. Keep up the great writes Kim.......John

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/2/2015 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, John! So happy to see the creative attempts recognized both by you and other TPS friends and by TPS themselves. I do appreciate your support. hugs!
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 7:37:00 AM

    Dropping back to congratulate you on poem of the week Kim - congrats:-) hugs jan xx

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/2/2015 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This sure made my day even more brighter, Jan. Thank you for joining me today. hugs!
  1. Date: 8/1/2015 12:37:00 PM

    still sending out gems, like “ The Crosses In Your Eyes, ”. A great tribute, and full of analytical insight .B. J. “A ” 2 ( Bill . )

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/2/2015 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, sire. I'm glad you're writing again. Hope you're keeping well. hugs!
  1. Date: 8/1/2015 10:35:00 AM

    Congrats on your awesome win in Justin's contest. This is a lovely tribute. I don't know John. I've only visited one poem, but....he must be a special poet to have received this tribute, Kim. Poetry is a beautiful thing and those who write....beautiful people.

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/1/2015 10:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Eileen, for your kind words. I've come to know him because of his witty limericks and Dragon series then we've done some collabs posted in our own pages or in our common account. His serious writes though are some of the most sensitive observations about life that I have read. Yes, beautiful person, he is that. I see some of my dad's philosophy in his writes. Thanks again. hugs!
  1. Date: 7/31/2015 7:07:00 PM

    Fantastic ending here. It really finishes the poem with a final flare. Many congrats.

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 8/1/2015 8:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Isaiah. I really appreciate your critique. hugs!
  1. Date: 7/30/2015 6:55:00 PM

    Kim.....a exquisite write and tribute! I read John's insert on his book and I definitely want to read it! : ) Hugs

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 7/30/2015 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Ces! Happy to see you here! He's currently writing his second book, a novel this time. It's the spin off from his story poem he entered in Carol's contest, See'n which is currently No. 4 in the Best New Poems list. I just have such respect for both the low-profile poet and his talent. Big hugs!
  1. Date: 7/30/2015 1:44:00 PM

    a sure winner, kim.. huge congrats!.. huggs

    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez Date: 7/30/2015 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Nette! huggs
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