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Stormy Eyes

There she sat with a sign and a cup.
Sometimes a mere smile is not enough.
It may have been easier to look the other way.
I was compelled to look at her.

Sometimes a mere smile is not enough!
Who was this young girl who looked so sad?
I was compelled to look at her.
Her eyes had the quality of a storm.

Who was this young girl who looked so sad?
I would never know, if I walked away.
Her eyes had the quality of a storm.
With an open heart, I sat down next to her.

I would never know, if I walked away.
A story so sad, it caused me to pray.
With an open heart I sat next to her!
As she poured out her angst, those eyes softened.

A story so sad it caused me to pray.
It may have been easier to look the other way.
As she poured out her angst, those eyes softened.
There she sat with a sign and a cup!

For Debbie Guzzi's Random acts of kindness contest. 

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  1. Date: 7/24/2014 6:16:00 AM

    Fantastic! Sometimes all it takes to be kind is to offer a listening ear and a caring voice.
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 9:26:00 AM

    I remember the days so long ago when I too was lost and alone; those tender hearts that spared their time, their change and their ear. What a difference it made to have someone lift the weight of all that we carry, if only in part, if only for moments. A truly beautiful write from a beautiful soul. Bravvvoooo Richard! Hugs
  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:52:00 AM

    I think she would prefer her cup be filled with soft kind words than clinks.. Love this one, Richard.. Gl in the contest my friend
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 11:18:00 AM

    Most people go around these storms or remain under their umbrella. Fair-weather clink in cups, conversation folds like bills! .. Your work earned you a fav poet in my book. When you leave the homeless do you have this guilt trip about not being able to help them all? I can't get over that part Richard, even though it's good energy being sowed!
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 9:35:00 AM

    Very nice Pantoum here Richard.Enjoyed the read.Thanks for your wonderful words at my poem.
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 4:59:00 PM

    Stormy eyes goes good with stormy weather. Great poem Richard and good luck in the contest.... Lucilla
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 2:53:00 AM

    Beautiful...a great title as well. tell us more, Richard, we are left wanting to know her story!
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 11:47:00 PM

    You're like Alfred Hitchcock left us to ponder as you never told us what was her angst about. Richard, what can I say, a throughly pofound poem and for me a top list ranking in the contest. For obvious reason I cannot comment on Both Sides Now just yet.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 7:49:00 PM

    Richard, your incredible poem just melted me.. So moving!!
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 5:39:00 PM

    This is a lovely poem...the world is full of people with stormy eyes and hearts who need a touch of compassion and kindness. Beautiful write, Richard.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 3:37:00 PM

    Quiet often we can offer another the gift of our time and nuturence, you did splendid with this poem Richard, you are showing you're true nature, I believe you are God's gift to this world, she is all the better for having met you, thanks for making us aware xxx
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 3:11:00 PM

    I people like this on the train to work a lot..If willing I will engage in conversation...You have seemed to have mastered this form Richard
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 2:21:00 PM

    you know what, Richard? Debs is gonna LOVE this one. pantoums do not always sit well with me, but this one flows seamlessly. I really have to get busy for THIS theme!!!
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 12:05:00 PM

    Simply stunning Richard. I have never attempted this form before you have written a masterpiece! Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 12:02:00 PM

    Greatness sings throughout the turbulence of this gem! 7 My best, chuck
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 11:55:00 AM

    Oh, it's so easy to look the other way! Next time, maybe, I'll sit down with you next to her. Nice. I like it.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 9:40:00 AM

    :) There you go again...weaving magic. Loved it, Richard. You have such a kind heart...I know it is not only words with you. Sublime! Good luck on the contest. Hugs

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