Foolish Eyes

Foolish eyes, why dost thou see
That which is not, but which should only be?
Why dost thou, in the desert sands,
See an oasis amidst the forsaken lands?
Dost thou not realize, 'tis only a mirage -
Born of a heart too often beguiled?

Foolish mind, why dost thou abandon
All sense of duty, clarity, reason?
Why dost thou, in the dark night sky,
See the bright moon sailing by?
Canst thou not comprehend, 'tis a mere vision
Born of a hope that lacks precision?

Foolish heart, why dost thou feel
That these wounds and scars will one day heal?
Why dost thou, in the grey morn's mist
On seeing a light - a sign - insist?
Canst thou not grasp, 'tis a fool's hope
Born of a shadow I never could cope?

Flowers at the Shwe Dagon

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Born in Yangon, Myanmar, Mandy started writing in earnest in 2007, after being inspired by JRR Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". Since then she has written two volumes of poetry and is working on the third, and one of her poems, "Love is Silent" will be published in World Poetry Movement's book "Best Poets and Poems of 2012", which is due to be out in early June. Mandy's poems explore various themes, from love to nature to philosophy to personal experiences. She now lives in Perth, Australia.

Last updated April 21, 2013