Sunday, July 5, 2009

Look into my Eyes (repost)


If you look into my eyes

you will find a young lady who has the ability

to laugh hysterically and cry uncontrollably

all in a day

You will find the jokester and life of the party

amongst her circle

Look into my eyes and you will find

I'm a mother, wife and friend

someone who puts others before her

loves those who angered her

befriends those who are different from her

brings those to tears in laughter

warms hearts with compassion and sincerity


but look a little deeper


You will find a young girl who still seeks approval

who's pain is deep and tears are shallow

but look a little deeper and you will find

the contentment of my present

the excitement of my future

the pain of my past

look a little deeper and you will find a young lady

who loves people

but wants to be alone (still tryin to figure that one out)

you will see a mother, wife and friend

deal with the curses of MS daily but ignore it

and keep it moving

you will find someone who will love so hard

til' it hurts

who has dealt with her own insecurities

not big enough, not tall enough and yes

not dark enough

Looking into my eyes will tell you

where I've been

the path I've followed

and pain I've endured

but look into my heart and you will find

where I'm headed

the happiness I' ve felt

and the journey I'm seeking

Look into my eyes......

9 comments:

Blinders Off said...

That is beautiful, it speaks for many of us.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

This is sooo true!

I looove the song that is playing at your blog! I stayed longer just to listen....

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Tia, this could really be an Anthem for Women. I love this! I'm with you, I love people but am happiest or should I say very content with being alone!

I'm so very proud that you share your personal struggles on your blog. I just spoke with my friend yesterday about her MS and she is really in a happier place than she was whe she initially got the news. I know that you had a lot to do with that!

Love, peace and prayers!
Continue to embrace and enjoy your journey!

Free Spirit

Tia's Real Talk said...

Thanks ladies. I was hurting when I wrote this last year. It's a repost that I decided to post again. Our friend Don first learn of my MS from this poem. This is when he introduced me to BLINDERS OFF. FreeSpirit can you give me her email address again? I never saved it because we were writing back to back. Now I want to check on her and I can't. She's been on my mind for weeks!!!

Real Talk said...

one of my best friends who is like a sister to me, just got diagnosed with MS. i immediately thought of you because you are a beautiful young woman who is living with this and so is she. we're all about the same age. she's 29. she is in denial right now trying to get 3rd and 4th opinions. God bless you and your openness about it. i want her to read your blogs...just because.... :)

Tia's Real Talk said...

@ real talk- Hey girl..I thougth of you last week. I miss you girl!!! How are you? Please tell your friend that you know someone her age that is going through the same thing and that she is an open book. Anything she needs, encouragement, someone to talk to, or whatever, let her know that I told you she can email or call me anytime. I AM HERE!! I'm also taking a all natural juice that has been helping me. Its good for everyone! Sick or not.
My post about the new year 09 talks a lot about my MS too..it is also a repost on this first page. Read it and share it with her.

Tia 404-932-6687
tia_girl757@hotmail.com

Let her know that she will be fine. God wouldn't have allowed it if he knew she couldn't handle it. She is a testimony in the making!!!

James Tubman said...

you are a great woman tia

your husband is a very lucky man

i wish we could make copies of you for all the brothers out there :)

Tia's Real Talk said...

@ trumpet- I cant get into your spot and I really wanna..really really wanna!! lol

@ James-- Awwww thanks. That is sooooo nice of you. I truly appreciate that!

Don said...

very powerful and emotional piece. i nodded in agreement throught the descriptions of u