Turn Your Eyes


Myths are born from searching
For truth to fill the void
One thing all mankind agrees
There is wholeness to be found

Take the fragile flower
Narcissus so fair
Reflecting his own beauty
With none does he compare

But blood of one so garish
It is said birthed dainty petals
And whispers of pastels
From a life never settled

Oh, the myth not so far removed
From the truth we see more clear
But not the blood of boasting
That brings my flood of tears



I used to gaze at mirrors
Streams of splintered light
Distorting my true image
Shadowing my blight

Until my soul was pierced
And I felt my body grieve
Did I see my desperation
And my impotence unveiled

But no wage was put on me
Only a turning heart required
To the man upon the cross
The Son of God with loving eyes of fire

Oh Narcissus if you had known
As you stared at your reflection
At the bottom of every stream
Is mire, causing light’s deflection


Linking up with Glo/napowrimo.net 30 days/30 poems. Prompt is Narcissus, or narcissism.
Also linking with fiveminutefriday.com where the prompt word is “turn”
I think it fits both.




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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4 Responses to Turn Your Eyes

  1. Jeannie Prinsen says:

    Hi Mary – I’m next door to you (#66) in the FMF linkup this week. I just love how you’ve gone from the narcissus flower to the myth of Narcissus – and how we need to turn to Jesus and what he’s done for us to REALLY see ourselves as God intended us to be.

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  2. Annette V says:

    interesting poem, good use of narcissus, I like how Turn fit in. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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