Look at those red eyes

Look at those red eyes,

Portrayal of sophistication and feeling so high,

Are they result of past cries or deep sighs,

Or left alone in the vast world without anyone to rely,

Look deeper and deeper into those red eyes,

All those long years they have become so dry,

Once full of emotion it had tears to cry,

Fear to express and for someone to die….

look at those red eyes…

what’s its truth within and what it lies

Look at those red eyes..

They have lost the power to cry

what they look at what they hide

Remains a mystery within the color so bright…

They are dead within the aura of red

They seek no one they don’t move ahead

Fixed on the past, oh the past is dead

With nothing to expect and nothing to get

lingers in this word with the color so red

Look at those red eyes…

Nothing it said

but still so bright but also dead……



  1. Great poem, Vinayak! Lyrical and emotional. I love the refrain that pulses through the flow and set the stage for the lines that follow. The portrayed duality is done very well. Beautiful!


      • I am sure Brad it is not, you are just being too kind. the story behind this is i go to washroom of my work place, and that was my first Job too, a fresher, my eyes red sitting in front of computer, and i see myself in mirror. And then something happened, I just got this concept to write in my mind, and i go i write and keep it with me for a year, until i wrote another one, but after that i guess i did not stop….hence it strangely motivating to me. I am flattered my your words though.


  2. I was feeling off-kilter and looking for something I resonate a kind feeling to feel the understand as someone does. Thank you, as always this has done just what I needed to help me off one knee wondering the reason. Thank you for helping me stand.


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