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Why is it that we see so much brighter with our eyes closed.

When I close my eyes...and I see the night 
Sometimes things...appear so bright 
Smiling cheeks...and happy faces 
Sunshine ~ Beautiful places 

Ocean waves ~ Blowing willows 
Babies snuggled in their pillows 
Old men rowing in their boats 
Youngsters passing, love you...notes 

Happy women in sweet perfume 
Newlyweds...on honeymoon 
Chipmunks playing in the sun
Children running...having fun 

When I open my eyes...and I see the day
Sometimes things...don't look that way 
So let me close my eyes...tonight
And all I see, I'll see...just right

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/13/2019 12:27:00 PM
Love it Charlie. It can be anyway you want it to be. Wouldn't it be nice? A much better place to be. A fave!
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Date: 1/7/2019 7:05:00 PM
Just beautiful, Charles. I love this one and FAVED for sure. And, congrats on your placement in the contest. I can surely see why.
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Date: 12/22/2018 1:21:00 PM
Ahh, I can relate to that feeling and I believe that most of the poets will agree with you. You see that the wirld we imagine is so perfect but the only problem is that that world don't have a future where as this not so perfect life has one, and the more we imagine the more we start to hate our lives, so the way to success is to be happy no matter how tough your life is, well it is 22 December so I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year
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Date: 12/22/2018 9:24:00 AM
We experience surreal environments and fantasies more when we close our eyes... You express the sweetness of these fantasies very well... I read this twice unconsciousness because of its smoothness and sweetness... Merry christmas and wishing you a wonderful 2019
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Date: 12/21/2018 6:41:00 PM
This is charming, Charlie, and put a smile on my face ... well-done, a heart-warmer with lovely phrasing and messages! Blessings, my friend! :-)
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Date: 12/20/2018 6:46:00 AM
Yeah... the world turns into a better place once our eyes are closed. I guess it's all about attitude... I mean, if someone closes their eyes and still thinks the worst, then the world won't seem nice. Well done Charles, you made me smile. :)
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Date: 12/19/2018 9:25:00 PM
Because with eyes closed, you are able to create this moment, this world of beauty. Stay in that dream Charles- keep your eyes closed. :) It is a wonderful place there. ~ Brandy
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Date: 12/19/2018 12:06:00 PM
Ah, such things dreams are made of...reality can't compete. Well penned.
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Date: 12/19/2018 6:36:00 AM
The ability to create bright images when awake or sleeping, is a writer's inspiration, Charlie. You describe this talent perfectly in your beautifully-penned verse. If we could not see, hear, smell or sense these images in some manner, how would we be able to write? Excellent work, my friend. Happy holidays to you, Carolyn
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Date: 12/18/2018 11:13:00 AM
how insightful... when we close our eyes, we see with our inner light... love this, charles!..huggs
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Date: 12/18/2018 8:40:00 AM
Hello Charles,When i dream at night, I feel in a happy spot. Being with my boyfriend with the clouded face all evening long. When i awake i feel alone. Or I am in another happy spot, by the watereyes closed being peaceful.Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 12/19/2018 10:18:00 AM
Hello Charles, Merry Christmas to you.Have a nice day my friend.
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charles messina
Date: 12/18/2018 8:42:00 AM
Wonderful, Darlene :) Have a nice day dear friend.
Date: 12/18/2018 8:30:00 AM
Makes so much sense to me, I wish I had thought of it, but you did, and you shared it so good for you!
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charles messina
Date: 12/18/2018 8:43:00 AM
Thank you, Caren. Perhaps a good one for my next contest. Have a wonderful day :)