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Faces, Cheeks, and Eyes

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Below is the poem entitled Faces, Cheeks, and Eyes which was written by poet Karen van Wyk. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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We carelessly scramble about our lives unsure of our destination. Hope is a condition that gives one confidence. Confidence comes from knowing where you will end up. Knowing is having faith. Faith in our eternal outcome is where peace comes from. Having a relationship with God is to know your eternal outcome. To know Christ is peace.


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Faces, Cheeks, and Eyes

The air thick, like a sweet sticky syrup
Sirens wail, polluting the air with chaos
Voices screaming, obscenities, obscure messages
All the while little children play, in pothole streets
Faces everywhere, stained cheeks and bloodshot eyes.

Cries in the light of day, bloody hands wave
Freedom, Choices, a single right
Lost trash, food piles, scattered along roadways
Dirty shoes, dangling over power lines
Faces everywhere, stained cheeks and bloodshot eyes.

Ever searching, an invisible cape, a quick escape
Smells of rotting food, bloated flies
People who cant stop licking their lips, 
twisting their hips, and geeking
Car alarms screaming, like a symphony out of tune
Faces everywhere, stained cheeks and bloodshot eyes.

So hungry, empty stomachs, empty hearts, empty minds
Seeking to fill, to satisfy, lapping up milk and honey 
Praying for rain, to wash the stench, to hide the sin, 
away…
Lost, undone, alone, without love
Faces everywhere, stained cheeks and bloodshot eyes.

Writings of love, of peace, scatter in the rain and wind.
An iota, a seed, a shining light, dimly lit in the night
People gather, curious, watching, many hoping
A gentle voice speaks living words, of  life, a better way 
Faces everywhere, stained cheeks and bloodshot eyes

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:03:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

    van Wyk Avatar Karen van Wyk
    Date: 7/3/2012 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.
  1. Date: 5/13/2012 9:15:00 AM
    Karen, congratulations on your featured poem of the week. Best wishes to you and everyone around you this Mothers Day, God Bless~PD

    van Wyk Avatar Karen van Wyk
    Date: 5/22/2012 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You!
  1. Date: 5/11/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Karen. Love, Carol

    van Wyk Avatar Karen van Wyk
    Date: 5/22/2012 11:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!