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Their Eyes

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Their Eyes

	
	Their Eyes
	
	
	Green-blanket-cape trailing behind  
	as he paces the corridor, 
	disconnection deep in his wild eyes, 
	no laces in his shoes.
	
	Her eyes are pain, 
	her path to presence is pain, 
	her retreat from presence almost complete, 
	wanting death as most want 
	food or love or sunlight.
	
	Handsome and articulate,
	he hand-signals across the room to no one 
	as his cold, dangerous eyes scan our faces, 
	calculating the possibilities for violence.
	
	Tattoos of tears, 
	three from each eye.

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Jack, this cryptic entry is intriguing. I believe most can break the code and I'll leave it to others to gather the clues... I will say that volunteering in Prison Ministry tells me that one is reportedly letting his world know of six deaths.... Jake

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 7/9/2013 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I volunteer with a bipolar and depression support group. We visit two local mental hospitals each week to talk about the benefits of support groups, post-release. I've come to have a significantly broadened understanding of the depth and complexity of mental illness.
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:51:00 PM
    Jack, :-( thank you for everything, you're precious in every way, I am happy you are a part of the soup, and I can call you a friend. your words of comfort meant a lot. Love~ LInda

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Disturbing and gripping. A masterful use of imagery.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/27/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment, Richard... Jack
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:07:00 AM
    - Fear .... do not want to meet this person. - A clever poem and messages Jack! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/23/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne-Lise.
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 2:05:00 AM
    You sir are an image maker.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/23/2013 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, that's a very kind comment.
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Now I won't sleep tonight!!!!! I hope you got this in lurking contest or whatever it was....awesome!!!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/12/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I guess I missed the contest. I guess they are a little spooky, but I didn't intend that. Thanks for the nice comment... Jack
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 12:34:00 PM
    gripping work, jack.. i am slain by the tenor of your poetic voice..likewise, congrats on all your recent wins!...;) huggs

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/12/2013 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Nette. And thanks for the congrats... Jack
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 12:14:00 PM
    scary write that draws one in Shadow x

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/12/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    They are scary folks, and very sad ones too. Thanks for reading, Shadow... Jack