Different Faces
Author: Capricorn


I peer at the man who flies
with newly tested wings.
This sapling with slender trunk
epitomises my lost appearance.
His face is sometimes straight
yet conceals a bubbling potion
waiting to boil over in laughter,
contagious as a cold
ready to rock us.
His mind is as fresh
as the coffee he loves to drink.
He labours for achievements,
wishing days
had fewer wrinkles .

I look closer to see
a boy still resides here.
I fear this fledgling may get caught
by the neighbour's cat,
played with
and then discarded.
His wit is like fragrant lavender
relaxing and therapeutic.
His distress squeezes my heart
roughly, bruising it,
as I smooth his brow
from furrowed fields.
He requires abundant life,
for ripeness to bloom
and attain the sapience of an owl.

I gaze at the face I love
-- my son.
He wears a mask
for different departments of life.
Occasionally I glance
behind this masquerade.
In times of tensity
he pulls my emotions
in different directions,
yet fills my glass to the brim
with full bodied
mother-bird feelings ,
until it spills over
to flood me.


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Wednesday, April 21 2004, 01:54 pm

describes growing up so well cap

I read this cap and thought of my kids. very good cap another descriptive poem thanks
Meridian ( -- Wednesday, April 21 2004, 03:43 pm

Darn, you're good!

Hey Cap! Different Faces not only deserves a 10, but a 100! Hhahahhahahhaha. Definitely a good, descriptive poem as barb said in the above comment! I love your similies and metaphors!

Cap ( -- Thursday, April 22 2004, 11:53 am

Hi Barb

Glad this brought back some memories for you, Barb.
Cap ( -- Thursday, April 22 2004, 11:55 am

Hi Meridian

Hi Meri

Oh thank you!! I certainly enjoyed writing this one but have changed it in so many places so many times. Glad it works for you!
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