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!



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

    So true!


  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


  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.


  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.


  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.


  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.


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

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


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

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


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

    So true. Nicely done.


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

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


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