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Poem: Hiding In Plain Sight

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"The Love In Your Eyes" by George Jones

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"Hiding In Plain Sight"

She stares at photographs
hidden in the drawer,
wondering how he is too blind to see
their genuine love,
hiding right there, in plain sight.

She remembers strangers
exclaiming how rare and refreshing
to see a couple so much in love.

A tear silently drips down her cheek,
an emptiness
touches her heart,
aching for those moments
lost in time.

"It Must Have Been Love" from the movie Pretty Woman by Roxette

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 17, 2020:

Amani,

Thank you.

I guess so. Maybe some people need to have their glasses checked.

I suppose it's human nature, but I think it's that feeling of thinking the grass is greener on the other side.

Stay safe and have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 17, 2020:

Lora,

Thank you for such a heartfelt reply.

You seem to be an understanding soul.

May God bless you.

Stay safe and have a great day.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on April 17, 2020:

I think its almost human to say " we dont seem to see whats right infront of us ".... And you've expressed this very well...

Nice wrote Brenda

Lora Hollings on April 17, 2020:

A sad but lovely poem on what happens sometimes in relationships. People can drift apart due to outside forces beyond their control. If they can just remember what they had and somehow get back in touch with these feelings, then perhaps there is still hope for healing this broken state where love may seem out of reach but isn't. Very good write, Brenda. Have a good weekend!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:

Ruby,

Oh yes...from time to time I even dig out old poetry I had written back in the day and wonder how I felt those feelings.

Guess it happens to all of us.

Have a pleasant day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:

Kyler,

I am moved by your kind words. It really does make one lose touch with feelings, putting up walls around his heart.

It's been awhile back since this was written but the fuel still isn't there yet...time will eventually bring her there.

Thanks again and stay safe.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:

Clive,

So true...memories are bittersweet.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:

Jamie,

Thank you.

I appreciate you reading my work. Stop by anytime.

Stay safe and enjoy the day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:

Mitara,

Thank you.

I am delighted to know the songs compliment my writing. I always try to find ones that fit.

Thank you and stay safe.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 16, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you for your kind words and compliment on my writing.

Looking back on photographs always brings back bittersweet memories.

Stay safe and enjoy each day.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 16, 2020:

George Jones is one my favorite's and I listened to his video and loved the song, and I loved your poetry. I think we've all kept unfulfilled dreams in a drawer and we go there to remember.

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on April 16, 2020:

I look back on the pictures of myself and my exes, remembering how much soul I poured into their cups, and how they seemed to dump it on the ground. Then I realized, I was filling cups that wanted to share their bounties with the world, and my selfishness was in wanting them to keep it all for us. It broke me, and I learned to not feel, but I am returning to the world with a passion that burns brighter than any before and a woman at my side who only seeks to fuel it.

This poem reminds me of how good I have it now, and how rigid I was in the past. Thank you for sharing, Brenda! May the woman come to find the fuel that reignites her passion for the future!

Clive Williams from Jamaica on April 16, 2020:

She can gain love again...things take time.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 16, 2020:

Very well crafted love poetry with great music. Jamie

Mitara N from South Africa on April 16, 2020:

The songs are so captivating to the wonderfully written piece

Always appreciate your writes

Take care, keep well and be safe

Lorna Lamon on April 16, 2020:

Photographs always capture those moments in time we want to hold on to. This is a touching poem where the sadness of longing and regret is held within the lines. As always your poems are full of depth and feeling Brenda. Beautifully written.