A Longing


Bone and flesh
Framed in this space
No matter how I move
I can’t escape
But I can see
And other eyes see me

dVerse prompt. This is one of five images I chose to write a poem about. A relationship between the real and the depicted reality.

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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12 Responses to A Longing

  1. I can’t escape. But I can see
    And other eyes see me

    One sees all the pain in the environment and others put the blame on us. Very true assertion Mary!


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  2. Sumana Roy says:

    “No matter how I move / I can’t escape”…..So suffocating, like the present world itself. Nicely put.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    We tend to think we are not being watched by others especially if we can’t see anyone, but who knows what or who is watching. Good description of what an open eye in street art could symbolize.

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  4. lillian says:

    Longing….that title says it all. Reading the title, and then the words of your poem…and seeing the image, one can surmise the “position” of this street artist…the wish for more…but at the very least, the idea that their “eye” is now bearing witness to others who only glance and move on, ignoring the issues of the streets. That’s just my take on it….which is surely the sign of good writing…you’ve made me move into the words and wonder about them. Well done!

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  5. erbiage says:

    Hey Mary, we picked the same image. I’ll put a link to yours on my page?

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  7. It goes both way to see and be seen

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  8. Grace says:

    I think the perspective from the inside and outside are different but those other eyes should not define us ~


  9. rothpoetry says:

    Interesting concept!


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