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19 May 2012

Your Eyes - Art & Time Project

by Wendie Busig-kohn

Your Eyes by Wendie Busig-kohnYour Eyes
Sometimes we never know
When a random act of kindness
May keep another

She was born into a family
Restricted from music
For many years
Her father
Not quite the ultimate dad
Abused her
Heightened her fear

Of the world outside
She remained shy and reclusive
For many years to come
Until that day her mom
Bundled her up
And took her away
With hope for a new beginning
With determination
To dry those tears

She went to her first concert
That little girl of fourteen
She stood in line
For a guitar pick
Your eyes met hers
Your smile
A gift
Treasured since
Throughout the years

She was kidnapped
An innocent virgin
Beaten and raped
By a viscous band
Of drug dealers
Then finally rescued
Found bound and gagged
In a closet
With another peer

For weeks she rocked
Back and forth
Memory losses were a gift.
But the greatest gift
That kept her alive
Was that smile
That made her realize
That all men are not cruel
It was that moment when you smiled
That kept her alive.

Many years passed
As she looked for you
To Thank YOU for that moment in time
She found you
On Facebook
Idolized her hero, perhaps more
Than might be reasonable
For any hero to endure
But, through my long time friendship
With you
This is a story
I just had to share
Between the Gemini and the Scorpio
For those who dream
For those who dare
To cross that line of comfort
In conversations, now
You two must dare to share.

Poetry: "Your Eyes" by Wendie Busig-kohn.
© 2012 - all rights reserved.

Art: "Your Eyes" by Wendie Busig-kohn.
© 2012 - all rights reserved.

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Back in 2011, The Artist In You challenged folks to post their Art and engaged Poets from around the world to 'mash up' their words of art to translate how each work made them feel! Synergy of thought and creative process engaged hundreds of thousands to view, like and participate. 'The Ultimate Collection' (working title) Art and Poetry book series mission was born! Have you seen the video yet?

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