Black Poetry : Grandmother Eyes (a prayer)

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    grandmother eyes
    that's what I want
    eyes that see behind
    the smiles...
    eyes that pierce and
    warm the heart

    my grandmother's eyes
    have known
    4+ generations of
    seeing
    her family through

    sowing tears in the night season
    ....reaping joy in the morning

    eyes that observed
    every role in every story
    privy to private deeds
    and witnessed love in all
    its glory

    eyes that see the future
    keeping record of the past
    eyes that know from the WORD
    only what we do for Christ will last

    Lord, long life is not my
    desire...this world is not my goal
    You alone know my needs
    and what it takes to save my soul

    But, bless me with wisdom
    as I reach the fullness of my time
    anoint me with Your eyesalve
    give me sight where I am blind...


    alyce, 2001 (c)
     
  2. keri

    keri Active Member MEMBER

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    oooohhhhh a

    this is -beaUtiful- oh, my gosh...can I pray this too...can I apply this theme to my being(this is why i always knew you epitomize what poetry should be/is)
    K......still humbled
     
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    shaneak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is Nice....

    and thank you for sharing... my great-grandmother is ill right now and my heart aches for her... But you have helped me see a better way...and through her own sight...

    thanks... i really enjoyed this poem...
     
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    Wow...

    This is one of those poems that you read...and say a silent prayer that someday your grandchildren will also have the privilege to read

    Indeed..."Gradmother's Eyes"...is a generational piece...so much wisdom in your pc....clearly too much for a ballpoint pen...your words need the benefit of a bits and bytes

    Loving this one indeed!!
     
  5. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A beautiful tribute to one you love, and so true are the words.
    Your kind heart shows in your writing!
     
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