24 February 2016

Commitment



There is in eyes a “yes”
that tears and spills at joy
and fear and sorrow too.

Your eyes say “Yes, I do
love you” and I say true
“I love you more. “  I do.

The “yes” we share takes no-
one by surprise but us
whose bodies have said "no."

Let lips say what eyes do.
Let all witnesses bless
this everlasting "yes."



For my prompt 

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Martyrdom / Witness



Copyright © 2016 Susan L. Chast



22 comments:

Jae Rose said...

A clever use of words and throughout i was nodding yes and yes and yes! How much easier to either dodge the question or unthinkingly say no..

Anonymous said...

So difficult to say what eyes so easily give away..

kaykuala said...

Saying Yes for all the good reasons among the two loved ones is most satisfying.

Hank

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a gorgeous and prayerful tone in this poem :D
Beautifully executed!


Lots of love,
Sanaa

Sumana Roy said...

"Let lips say what eyes do."..ah let this be..can't say how much i LOVE this poem of an eternal YES.. so much strength is here...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is very beautiful, and uplifting to read.

Myrna R. said...

Yes, yes. May our eyes say yes. Loved reading this Susan.

Truedessa said...

This is soft and sweet and I never noticed yes, in eyes...interesting concept sort of like yes, I see you.

Old Egg said...

Oh that sweet feeling of love you see in their eyes. Beautiful.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Susan,

I think we hope that the eyes are not lying and that the yes is honest and sincere. I've had to instil within my children, the importance of the right to also say NO, if yes is not appropriate, nor is the desired response.Eyes can say so much, but they can also be shifty. Perhaps I have borne witness once too often to insincerity..
Eileen

Hannah said...

Perfect to capture the perspective of the witness to matrimony...I love the way eyes speak here. Thank you, for the challenge, Susan.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I had never thought of martyrdom as an everlasting yes before...

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Susan--this piece makes every reader want to say yes I suspect--just beautifully done!

Sreeja said...

This poem is beautiful in the way it is written...the way it expressed....and what it expressed...fine poetry....!!

Gillena Cox said...

this is such an endearing "yes" shared by two and spilled out to delight so many of us
Thanks for dropping in to read mine Susan

much love...

humbird said...

I like the play with 'yes' in 'eyes', but who is martyr here? we - readers... ~ nicely done.

Amit Agarwal said...

Deep..delicate..lovely!

rudraprayaga said...

Pretty touching lines.

Unknown said...

YES!!! I so agree let the eyes and actions of love carry far and wide.

rallentanda said...

A meeting of the minds...and agape love !

Carol Campbell said...

Standing witness to each other is key to a happy relationship! So lovely!

Intelliblog said...

The witnesses observe silently and speak not, not even with their eyes. Lovely poem, Susan.