Through Brown Eyes

I see the world differently
Differently from you
My world is filtered through a shade of brown
While yours is seen through blue

It made perfect sense, in the perfect tense
Where logic needs no proof
Although we were younger, do you ever wonder
If such thoughts hold any truth

What was it that you told me
So many years ago
The world was so much larger then
There was so much left to know

We filled the gaps, with hand-drawn maps
As the truth got ever nearer
We strode alone, through the unknown
And we saw things so much clearer

You asked if I’d ever imagined seeing
Myself, through another’s eyes
I sat all night by a mirror
Intrigued by what I’d find

What really stings, is that the little things
That made sense at the age of ten
Began to fade as I began to age
We were much more wise back then

You taught me which trees to climb in
And the places best to hide
Such things were truly vital
No other rules applied

We played all day in the month of May
When the sun shone oh so bright
As the years went on I thought I was wrong
But I’ve never been more right

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  • adgray
    adgrayover 5 years ago

    bravo!! OH B R A V O !!!!
    This is a gorgeous piece of writing
    Your rhyme & rhythm is traditional
    but the observation is so unique!
    This could be written to a best buddy or a brother!
    Oh yes I love this!
    Bravo Bravo BRAVO!!! xXx

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    wow how important to retain that sense of wonder as a child.. grogeous work!

  • aw thank you :) things really are simpler when you’re a child…and simplicity is often the best way to make sense of things..

    – Ben R

  • Skip Ward
    Skip Wardover 5 years ago

    I like this…has an easy, natural flow…touches things we already know but rarely discover in our well of experience.

  • Thanks for taking the time to read my work, i appreciate your compliments! and I’m glad you enjoyed this one!

    – Ben R

  • cathrinedp
    cathrinedpover 5 years ago

    beautiful. Elegant flow to your thoughts.

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  • CreativeEm
    CreativeEm5 months ago

    This is the most beautiful piece of writing I have read in a long time. I must say I was very moved by it and confess it brought back memories to me of certain people I used to know, how things have changed and shall we say a more innocent time. I have no doubt this was written from the heart and I applaud your talent. I hope to see more of your work at some stage

  • Thank you so much for your comment and kind words of support – means a lot

    – Ben R

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