Part 1 - Misunderstood (Prior Poem)
Your eyes no longer hide the truth
They have become the lens
to your dark soul
The bitterness written
between the lines of your face
Chiseled deep into the crevices
where it now resides
Dragging the once curve of a smile
into a permanent scowl
The magnitude of your suffering
living on display for all to see
Your strange, misunderstood past
responsible for a demeanor
that pushes friendship away
Making it impossible for anyone
to come close so they might
know more of your story and pain
I love your poem response of hope and healing! Well done Christine!
Thank you Dwight. I’m happy you liked it ☺️
You are welcome!
I like how you turned this around and gave hope back to the hopeless, Christine!
Thank you Ingrid ☺️
I love the positive turn for something better… often when it’s darkest there is a friend somewhere to lead you to the light.
Yes, amazing how that happens ☺️ Thank you ☺️
This is gorgeously rendered, Christine 😀 I admire the contrasting shades of both the poems .. and the optimism of the second. Hope.. I believe.. can make a huge difference. 💝💝
Thank you dear Sanaa ☺️💕 in the end there is always hope 🥰👍
I like the optimistic and joyful tone of the second part, versus the first part. Such a difference a good day can make to lift up one’s spirits.
Thanks Grace. I now know what a Palinode is! Thank you for the prompt ☺️💕🌺
Thank you Regina ☺️💕🌺
Love this. I didn’t know what it was called, but I find doing this with old poems is healing.
Yes it is! The original poem is usually about some angst we or someone close to us was experiencing. So to go back and look at it differently is a form of healing. Thanks VJ ☺️💕🌺
It really is. You are welcome.
Very well written
Thank you dear friend ☺️💕🌺
You’re welcome 😉
Christine, your two sides to a coin are wonderfully contrasted. Perspective is everything!
Lisa thank you so much. It was good to go back and revisit an old poem look at it from another viewpoint. ☺️
You’re most welcome, Christine.
So glad we have the ability to grow in this life and even one day can make all the difference! Nice palinode! 💯
Thank you Tricia. If my response is duplicated I apologize. I thought I answered you this morning. I agree with you. Sometimes life is just too dark for some people and looking at things another day can make all the difference ☺️💕🌺
Yes! Especially as my hormones tend to fluctuate in mid-life, haha! ❤
Yes right? Lol 😌