Eyes


Searching infant eyes, forlorn.
Knowing parent's protection since they were born.
When troubled parents toughen toddler's eyes.
Dark separation of mommy and daddy's troubles happiness denies.
Kids' eyes sad and confused, their world changes without their say.
Why is he my new daddy? Why is she my new mommy? Did mine go away?
Troubled teens feel unwanted, eyes search for acceptance and worth.
That's all they ever really wanted since the moment of their birth.
Life goes on but all adult eyes can see is cloud nine.
Rent paid, their tummies are full, I have a good job, life is fine.
Empty-nest eyes bring emptiness
That's what it is more or less.
Tired old eyes see the past; children and grandchildren on their own.
Then, they are gone forever; life is but a loan.

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