I write so I’ll know what I’m thinking

“I See Your Face”


I lost you way too soon
Grief reared it’s ugly head
It wasn’t angels that I saw
It was your face among the dead
I see your face
In every troubled man
I hear the shaky words
I hold the trembling hand
I see your face
With eyes of cloudy blue
I see the pain behind them
They remind me of you
I see your face
In every lost soul
It takes me to the past
When life took it’s toll
I see your face
In the playful child
Blue eyes sparkling
There was nothing then to hide
I see your face
In the accomplished young man
Proud of his grades
Armed with his future plan
I see your face
In the Grandpa bending down
Ready to dry a tear
Acting like a clown
I see your face
And I wonder why
Aren’t you gone from here?
Didn’t you die?
I see your face
When I’m at a loss
I need to be reminded
You are no longer boss
I see your face
To avoid being alone
It’s you I want to see
Not another clone
I remember your eyes
My past they hold
I see them now
Vacant and old
I want to see your face
The way that you thrived
Eyes holding my future
Keeping my love alive

~ JoAnn Hale

Books I’m Reading

The Shell Seekers by Roseamunde Pilcher

War Beneath The Sea: Submarine Conflict During WW II by Peter Padfield

Three Stores & 10 Poems by Ernest Hemingway

Washington’s End: The Final Years And Forgotten Struggle by Jonathan Horn

Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

American Revolution by Robert McDonald

The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis

The Scientists Who Changed History by DK

Three Days In January by Bret Baier & Courtney Whitney

List of My 5 Star Movies

Dolittle (for kids ****)

In A Valley Of Violence (western) ***

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ****

Yesterday ****

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