​Eyes!

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

Nadeem

30/07/2016

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