For Eyes Only

Poem for fathwriters. Please comment!

 

 

There are some things

A camera can’t capture

There are some things

A lens can’t hold

Some things

Are left for eyes only

 

You gasp and fumble for your camera

Trying to focus in on the beauty

 

A snowflake, fluttering towards the ground,

A ray of sunshine, golden and bright,

A perfect red leaf you just found,

The silver moon’s friendly light,

 

A two-year-old’s gleeful giggle,

An icecicle’s rainbow glint,

A puppy’s happy wiggle,

A wet sand footprint,

 

Frozen breath in the cold

Swirling away on the air,

A sparkling carousel

At a summer fair

 

You wistfully sigh as you look at the photos.

Such wonderful moments, gone forever.

 

The snowflake didn’t get in the picture frame,

The ray of sunshine looks fake and slick,

The bright red leaf has lost its flame,

The moon is just a blurry pinprick.

 

The two-year-old’s laugh is fuzzy smile,

The icecicle’s lost its rainbow shine,

The puppy is a hazy golden blob,

The footprint has a barely visisble outline.

 

The frozen breath doesn’t show up at all,

The carousel is a brightly light wall.

 

 

There are some things

A camera can’t capture

There are some things

A lens can’t hold

Some things

Are left for eyes only

 

Pictures are good for capturing memories,

But sometimes,

Eyes are good enough.

 

 


 

and, a funny picture on the subject:

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True… is it not? 🙂

~writefury

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