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Another Persons Perspective

If I could see myself from the outside
Would my eyes be able see a love tide..?

If I could see the world through your eyes
Would I see life as an opportunity, or just something that dies..?

There are stormy seas to explore
Do I dare, or would I simply close that door..?

A day in life, seen from another persons perspective
Would I believe in the same ideas, would I stay connective..?

Like stormy seas needs to be explored
So does the calmer waters, or you may never receive your award


A.Ertsland
May 28th 2012

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  1. Date: 6/5/2012 12:51:00 PM

    Enjoyed the way you challenged yours and the readers perspective here Arild; you brought a lot out of this write..)

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 9:24:00 PM

    always exciting to read your words Arild with such depth and conviction of emotion.. we all need to see another side of life and personalities to be truly happy as we journey toward our own purpose.. so good to see u luv..

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 3:30:00 PM

    I think you "open doors" Arild; I can't imagine you closing them as you have so much to give here on soup with your sweet comments and amazing poetry. LUv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 5:32:00 AM

    So much to grasp from this Arild, I love that it leads me to think further.. Hope you are doing okay, I've been a bit AWOL the last couple of weeks.. Love & hugs :) Wilma

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 7:20:00 PM

    it's one third done. finish it and you'll have a masterpiece.

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/31/2012 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    John,the ending is different to each reader:)
    Loving III Avatar John Loving III Date: 5/29/2012 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Arild if you like my stuff finish this. or if you 'd like a collaboration let me. but if you wish to be a master. finish this.
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 6:42:00 PM

    ;-)...

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 5:40:00 PM

    It' s very interesting to imagine this scenario. Like the Prince and the Pauper! I think we would keep a lot of our beliefs but become more empathetic at least if we could walk in another's shoes.

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 4:11:00 PM

    another read to make my day, arild!!... :)

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:22:00 PM

    btw, I am happy you enjoyed the Filipino word for star-- that is just one word, another is tala :D--

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/29/2012 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you`re a special star,Nikko:-) hugs flying your way!
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:19:00 PM

    Ah, I love how this makes me think and yes, amazing how putting ourselves in other people's shoes (in this case seeing through their eyes) can be eye opening. I think we need to do this from time to time...and ahhh I see you won the lawsuit and found a wonderful, wonderful surgeon ^_^! Amazing transition from a kitty to a very cool looking guy :D hugs your way :D hehe shucks, no more honk~! hehe :D

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/29/2012 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Pen Nee:-) honk-honk!haha
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 3:21:00 PM

    a thought provoking poem, with wonderful flowing words, love this, it leaves one mindful of others. harry

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/29/2012 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you harry:)
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 2:57:00 PM

    great pen

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/29/2012 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Lisa:)
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 1:33:00 PM

    Your on the top of your game with this profound piece... nothing short of perfection.... your brother in HOT New York!!! How are you my friend... Michael

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/29/2012 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you my friend
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 12:30:00 PM

    Hi Arild very good write yet again my friend, the world needs more people to think this way, all the best Owen

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/29/2012 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you my friend
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 4:58:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading this one..If we could see from another's point of view, this world might be a better place..I am glad that I chose this one to read this morning..Your presence at my work was uplifting.Sara

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/28/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you dear Sara:)
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 3:33:00 AM

    Very well written, Arild :)

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/28/2012 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you dear Christine:)
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 2:12:00 AM

    when we look at someone else's perspective through her eyes, we see much of ourselves as well... masterfully crafted, arild.. you just earned a year's supply of vafles!!..:) huggs!

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/28/2012 5:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yum..yum..yum..would there be strawberry jam on them too..? hugs,Arild
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:42:00 PM

    good questions!

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/28/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you John!
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 3:20:00 PM

    I agree this is powerful. Being daring to try all the right things. Don' be afraid to look at yourself through someone else's eyes.

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/27/2012 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you,seeing the world through someone else`s can be enriching:)
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 2:41:00 PM

    WOW,STUPENDOUS WRITE!!! VERY POWERFUL WRITE!!!

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 5/27/2012 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANK YOU!! :-)
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