Optical Realization

Yesterday sitting in science
I once again had a revelation
I have finally worked out
My favourite aspect of human communication

It is what some would call eye contact
For me it is a kind of salvation
To look at another and convey a message
Without giving an oral explanation

It is the catching of an eye across the room
That can become an open invitation
For a friendship or romance
Or a simple need for congregation

It is the pleading look up at another
Showing utter desperation
Resulting in some needed help
Then a look of appreciation

It is they way I look at her
Illustrating my infatuation
If I am lucky it works
Only then we give into the temptation

It is that gloomy eyed gaze
Born from a potent combination
Of neglect, abuse and even worse
Blatant discrimination

It is the way I roll my eyes
And adorn my peepers through self mutilation
That means my elders don’t understand
All that’s associated with my generation

Or as it happened in Science
It is a look of aggravation
“Fuck he is annoying!” the look said
Well… that was my translation!

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This one took me a while
but instead of sobbing as i normally do
(i tend to write alot of sad sappy stuff)
I actually enjoyed myself
please comment and give your thoughts

oh and feel free to suggest other type of “looks”
id love to add to it!


  • margpie
    margpieabout 6 years ago

    brilliant, your poetry is fantastic, I so got this, excellent work

  • thankyou so much!

    – Ash rebeltherace

  • kossimarsalsa
    kossimarsalsaabout 6 years ago

    it’s gorgeous, less of a poem and more of a philosophical understanding and arguement, i love it.


  • yes, what a great “interpretation!”
    hahaha im so funny


    – Ash rebeltherace

  • Bernadette Claffey
    Bernadette Cla...about 6 years ago

    Really good, Ash!

  • thanks

    – Ash rebeltherace

  • Bevsimages
    Bevsimagesabout 6 years ago

    Great understanding of emotion & the world around you…I think you’re a “People watcher” like me, you can learn alot from others, without even speaking to them….

    Great open honest work & glad you enjoyed…we did x ;))

  • thanks!
    i suppose i am a ‘people watcher’
    i love umm oh i dont know the word
    not watching as such, just kinda seeing other people and their personalities and how they interact and all that other kind of thing
    .. if only to distract me from my own mundane life!

    – Ash rebeltherace

  • Danny
    Dannyabout 6 years ago


  • Grace Rose
    Grace Roseabout 6 years ago

    Do you feel for the blind?
    I like this,
    but how much can you really see in a persons eyes?
    as I’ve said before, what you see of people is just an outer shell.
    A mask if you will.
    I liked this poem,
    though i don’t totally agree.

  • im glad you liked it
    i dont think you can tell much about a person just by looking into their eyes
    but i love the way you can give looks a name
    such as the “did you just see that fucking hot dude just then?!”
    i like that u can just look at a person
    and know what they are thinking
    sometimes, not always


    – Ash rebeltherace

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic poetry! You are one, amazingly talented young author. :-)

    I too am a ‘people observer,’ unfortunately, however, as I observe people, words tend to fly from my lips as involuntarily as the blink of an eye!!! :-)

    peace and take care out there.


  • haha thanks = ]

    – Ash rebeltherace

  • Jaybe
    Jaybealmost 6 years ago

    Welcome to 1620…..I’m honoured to have you in the group, your writing is excellent.

  • thankyou very much Jaybe

    – Ash rebeltherace

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