point-of-view

under oath, bound
it astounds
why witnesses testify
to different perceptions
of same event
are these misconceptions?

even siblings
possess varying views
more or less of
their mother and dad;
of growing-up,
experiences had

emotions come
and depart
through eyes of the heart!


This week at dVerse Poets, Bjorn invites us to use our eyes to write a quadrille (44-word poem). A post today by Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey gave me the ideas for my poem. Image from http://www.mirror.co.uk

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ben Alexander
    Mar 09, 2022 @ 14:04:27

    Oh… the eyes of the heart! That’s a powerful image, Lynn!

    -David

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  2. Carol Congalton
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 17:02:25

    So true!

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 14:40:16

    I do understand that we cannot really trust our memories… still those eye witnesses are given so much weight

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  4. Helen Dehner
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 12:48:49

    Your last line says it all … and brings to mind my term serving as a juror ten years ago. The jury seeing something different though the same face/eyes/mouth testified. We could not reach a verdict.

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  5. pvcann
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 08:35:21

    Yes, only the heart is true. The ancient Greeks had a saying – no one lies like an eye-witness, meaning everyone has a different experience of the same event or relationships.

    Reply

  6. rothpoetry
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 21:42:38

    This is so true! Perception is everything even when it is right in front of our eyes!
    Well done, Lynn.

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  7. Ali Grimshaw
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 21:21:06

    Memories bleed over time and change with the viewer’s willingness to explore what may be true. I enjoyed your poem.

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  8. Becoming His Tapestry
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 20:18:30

    I am still astonished at the different perspectives we all have at the event

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  9. Stine Writing and Miniatures
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 19:54:02

    Your words are so true. It is amazing how different perspective is!

    Reply

  10. Arcadia (@MissArcadia)
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 19:38:34

    So true. Nicely done.

    Reply

  11. msjadeli
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 19:30:17

    Good question, Lynn. I agree on heart and what it sees.

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