In One’s Eyes

Last Updated on: November 30th, 2016

a picture of me, that shows my eyes

I have something special for you today. It’s something I wrote many years ago, under horrible circumstances. Because today is Poem in Your Pocket Day, I felt like it was time to unveil my favorite poem.

Because I have it memorized, I carry this poem with me everywhere, at all times.

I’ve shared it with many people in my life, and now I’m finally ready to share it with the world.

I hope you like it.

If you are a female, please read the first version. If you are a male, please read the second version.

In One’s Eyes (READ IF YOU ARE FEMALE)

As I search into her eyes, I see loneliness and fears.
Her face seems so empty, except for those few tears.

These tears keep on flowing, more and more from her eyes;
she makes no sound at all, only distant, muffled cries.

She wants to express her feelings, on many a different thing,
but she feels that if she does, only more loneliness it would bring.

She wishes that she had a friend into whom she can confide;
an understanding, caring person who would always be by her side.

But instead, she has no one; no one to turn to in time of need.
She feels like she is trapped, and would very much like to be freed.


As I search deeper and deeper, I see more clearly into her eyes,
because, now, the tears have stopped, and no longer are her cries.

They have disappeared, although not completely, for they continue deep down inside,
but she now feels strong enough to regain her sense of pride.

But again her feelings weaken her and, again, I see a familiar tear.
She seems so far away from me, but yet, she seems so near.

I extend my hand to comfort her; I know I’m reaching in the right direction;
but all I feel is the flatness of the mirror, because I am staring into my own reflection.

my eyes

In One’s Eyes (READ IF YOU ARE MALE)

As I search into his eyes, I see loneliness and fears.
His face seems so empty, except for those few tears.

These tears keep on flowing, more and more from his eyes;
he makes no sound at all, only distant, muffled cries.

He wants to express his feelings, on many a different thing,
but he feels that if he does, only more loneliness it would bring.

He wishes that he had a friend into whom he can confide;
an understanding, caring person who would always be by his side.

But instead, he has no one; no one to turn to in time of need.
He feels like he is trapped, and would very much like to be freed.

As I search deeper and deeper, I see more clearly into his eyes,
because, now, the tears have stopped, and no longer are his cries.

They have disappeared, although not completely, for they continue deep down inside,
but he now feels strong enough to regain his sense of pride.

But again his feelings weaken him and, again, I see a familiar tear.
He seems so far away from me, but yet, he seems so near.

I extend my hand to comfort him; I know I’m reaching in the right direction;
but all I feel is the flatness of the mirror, because I am staring into my own reflection.

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If so, I urge you to share it with others, and leave me a comment and let me know your reactions to it.

Thank you.  🙂

~ Lorraine Reguly

40 thoughts on “In One’s Eyes

  1. Wow..! This is great 🙂
    I enjoyed reading through.
    I love the nature and I nutured the words one after the other.
    The poem is fun, interesting and educating.
    Keep it up Lorraine!
    My regards to your family 😎

    Prince Akwarandu.

  2. Kevin McDunn says

    Your poem has the warmth of love,it tells us of who we see and how we feel it was lovely to read,and reminds me of one that i worte…WHO YOU ARE…
    who you are ,that`s
    who you are, for who I was
    to who we were is for no one to say
    .for its just from me to you
    for I love you and for that you gave to me
    Lives in you to give to who you love and for that
    love,I got from you,I am blest to have a friend like you to bring the love
    of those who have past back to the ones who live as the days goes past…….that i worte inApril 2013

    • says

      Thank you, Joyce, for your comment, for the compliment, and for the follow. 🙂

      Us poetry lovers have to stick together and encourage one another!

      It’s nice to hear you and I have something in common. Do you still write poetry?

  3. Adrienne says

    Hey Lorraine,

    Sorry I’m so late getting by but I left town for a few days at the end of the week and well playing catch up has been hell.

    I love the poem, what talent you have. I’m sorry that you had such a rough time in your life but you have some beautiful work to show for it. You’re a talented writer and I appreciate you sharing your work with us.

    ~Adrienne
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    • says

      Max, I am grateful for your honesty and compliments. I like poems that rhyme, too. The rhymes seem to add a more poetic sense to a poem, if you ask me! Thanks for sharing it, too. 🙂

    • says

      Harleena, I generally don’t write a lot of poetry but have written many for others for special occasions in the past, or when tragedy strikes. For example, when someone dies, I write a poem for the surviving family members, spouse or friends, and when I graduated from university, I wrote one for my mom to let her know my feelings. I also wrote a poem for my cousin when she got married, and another for my parents for their 44th anniversary. I have a whole duotang of poems I have not shared with the world yet, but plan to do so on my poetry blog.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. Both are always appreciated!

  4. This poem is beautifully written and thanks for sharing. I am glad you are in a better place now. Life can throw you curve balls and can be rough sometimes. Glad you got through it. =)

    • says

      Crystal, I’ve been thrown a few curve balls but, luckily, I’ve gotten back up after they’ve knocked me down. It took years, but I’m finally okay. Thanks for the compliment on my poem! 🙂

    • says

      Christy, I’m so happy you decided to stop by and comment on it. I was wondering if you remembered! 😉

      Thanks again for your support and understanding. It means a lot to me – especially coming from a published poet such as yourself who can relate to dark emotions.

      I will continue to write more poetry but I will publish it on my other blog, Poetry Perfected.

      I’m sending you some love right back, too. 😀

  5. says

    Hello,

    As you have mentioned about a twist at the end I was reading anxiously to get to end as fast as possible but when I got there I was surprised as I could not think of such a nice and dramatic twist.
    It was worth sharing , it is great decision to bring it to the world. I really enjoyed this well versed poem.
    All of us feel in same way during our lives but few are blessed to bring it so beautifully and thoughtfully to others. I am also happy that time is just a memory of past now.

    • says

      Arleen, you’re absolutely correct. I’ve had several dark periods (thanks for your sympathy, by the way) and I have overcome many obstacles. I’m a better place now, but still have my memories.

  6. Lenie says

    This brought a bit of a tear to my eye. I hope you’re doing ok now – how wonderful you can find an outlet in poems during trying times, that can’t be easy. Take care, God bless.
    Lenie

    • says

      Thanks for your kind words, Lenie! I didn’t want to make you cry! 🙁

      I find writing – and writing poetry – therapeutic, and I’m so happy that I can express myself using words.

  7. Greg says

    From the dentists chair, this looks beautiful. I believe in finding comfort in the faces of others and taking emotions head on – it can lead to great strength!

    • says

      I’m not entirely sure I understand your comment, Greg. Did you read the poem in it’s entirety?

      Others’ faces had nothing to do with this poem, really, but I can see your point about using others to find comfort.

    • says

      Patricia, I have lived through a lot of bad situations, and this was only one of them. I had just had a really bad fight with my father that day, and felt empty inside. Of course, this was after living with being raped as a virgin, too, and starting some drugs, and basically feeling all alone. Sigh. I’m glad my depressed days are behind me now. Thanks for leaving me a comment. I appreciate your support! I really needed it today, too.

  8. Paul Graham says

    Hey Lorraine. A beautiful poem and an eye opener. On the first time of reading I never anticipated the ending even though the intro should have caused me to. I am glad you are now in a better place and keeping this poem with you must give you a good perspective on the lesser tribulations when you reflect back on how far you have come
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    • says

      Paul, I’m so happy you enjoyed my poem. It’s sometimes scary to make yourself vulnerable and share things with others, but I was ready to. Finally. 🙂

      Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything about the ending… did I ruin the effect???

      I sure hope not!

      I’ve come soooo far since writing this poem. I think I was 15 when I wrote it. I’m 42 now. (No wonder I know it by heart! I’ve had years to practice it! LOL) But yeah, I’m glad I’m not in such a bad place anymore, even though I still have rough days sometimes. But don’t we all?

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