Eyes Wide Open

Genetics are a ghastly observation

I penned what I believed a humble telling

What came it seemed a verbal reprehension

I felt the words a killing

Somehow knew I’d be just as willing

To mind said I at once”Do you have friends?”

Oh, to see yourself in someone else’s pen!


dVersepoetspub.com prompt today is Chaucerian stanza or rhyme royal. In short, seven lines with rhyme scheme ababbcc.




About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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8 Responses to Eyes Wide Open

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I hope things are alright. Interesting perspective on genetics being someone else’s pen. I view genetics as one biological way that keeps us from being isolated individuals. We share a lot in common with each other. Genetics is only one aspect of our commonality.

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  2. rosross says:

    Genetics are not who we are, merely an ingredient in the mix. Great work on this one.

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  3. kim881 says:

    Oh, to see yourself in someone else’s pen! Interesting thought.


  4. With great pen comes great responsibility. A lot to contemplate in this poem- Nicely done!


  5. I think that’s what a great pen can do, make us find ourselves


  6. lillian says:

    This I find very thought provoking. I think there is much good in dVerse as an outlet for all pens…great, small, house poets, physicists, somebodies, … the pen when put to paper take that nobody feeling and seeing words writ, we are somebody. If that makes sense. We can take on another personna, another voice….hide our voice in a nature scene or in a make-believe-narrative that has kernals of truth for us. Keep writing….we all need our words and many times, the words of others’ resonates with us and gives us cheer, hope, and/or a magical “place” to slip into, if even for a moment. Glad you posted to this today (well, I’m reading on Monday — so late to the reading).


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