Have you ever looked deep
into the eyes of a babe in arms
shining brightly like twin stars.
Soft, shimmering liquid blue
dark, sticky sweet chocolate
some a shade we call Ecru.
Full of mystery pitch black
invite you in without a knock.
Swim free in turquoise blue
taste heaven on your tongue
plumb the depths of their souls
nothing hidden, pure innocence,
For eyes are windows to the souls.
Why then do we erect walls
hang up curtains
pull down the veils
blindfolded behind dead trees
staring unblinking at shiny screens
hiding hatred, jealousy, envy, shame
avoiding even momentary gaze?
Pick up courage, drop the guard
share the common grief, joy and pain
look deep, stop the blame
Cos inside we are all the same
tiny candles lit from one flame