Lines Around My Eyes

Lines Around My Eyes

I haven’t looked closely for a while

So absorbed in my artificial smile

Then I stared into the mirror without emotion

Without ego… Without a lie on my lips

So I said to me… You see these lines around my eyes

I wonder if I earn them… Or did they just find me

To remind me of the places I’ve been

Or maybe just maybe places I should be

As I remember things… I tried so hard to forget

Some nights after I have to much whiskey

I travel inside my mind

Way back into the wilderness of lost time

If I look closely I can see all the lies

And the real truth of the lines around my eyes

That is when my eyes filled with tears

As I wish my skin was smooth again

 So I could have the chance to fight my sins

But when my bloodshot eyes study the sunrise

 I realize there will never be a sign

 And the lines around my eyes

Are the canyons where a man got lost

In the high cost.. Of living a lie

Crazy Father’s Daughter-
Texas Style Songwriter And Storyteller Poetry.
© Paul H. Keeler… A Cosmic Cowboy 

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