Saturday, March 06, 2010

Eyes open


I bring myself to the table
with my heart on my sleeve
I hug you
Tell you I love you
and try to show you
that life is not perfect
Sometimes it is plain awful
We get dragged through the mud
and we are not sure
how to pick ourselves back up
but we can do it
As human beings we are so strong
So powerful
and so brave
I show you my tears
I laugh with you
I take chances
I put myself out there
I live with my eyes open
In hopes to open yours

10 comments:

vivienne said...

please write a book someday....you are truly an incredible writer. i feel so seen within your words.

Kolleen said...

sweet Jennifer....i second Viv...WRITE A BOOK!!!

you are a writer!!!!! a beautiful, honest, authentic, brave writer!!!

i love you dearly!
xxoo
k

beth said...

did it work ?
did you open those eyes you were hopeful with ?

patty said...

Jennifer, I love this! You do put yourself out there and live with your eyes open. And best of all, you do pick yourself back up and continue to reinforce that you are strong and brave and powerful. You have got it goin on girl!!

Mindy Lacefield said...

you make it seem so easy to write the way you feel...to open up and get it all out there. i admire that. i want to strive to be more open. when i come here to read your words i always feel better. love you doll!

Flor Larios Art said...

Beautiful words!

chrissy said...

dearest friend jennifer.
thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so open.
so raw.
i love to come here. (like mindy said)
i love you and my eyes are ALWAYS opened a bit more after visiting with you.
you are my hero.
yes
book.
yes.

Ellie said...

I love how you can feel emotion reading your words! I love the ending of this piece; beautiful!

Mindy Lacefield said...

i hope you realize how much these words mean to me. i read them over and over. i've dedicated my 2 last blog posts to this poem and have very slowly started to let go a little. thank you my dear jen. love.

Mindy Lacefield said...

i came back to revisit this poem. it is still powerful. it is beautiful. i still feel drawn to it but have a little bit of a different perspective. i am more open now and i have you to thank. this will not be the last time i visit this piece. it is a work of art and something that should be looked upon many times. because in it, i will see something anew. love you jen!