Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daddy's Eyes

I saw him just the other day;
it seemed He'd grown a mile.
He looked a little like his Daddy,
especially when he smiled.

It wasn't in his stature,
for he hadn't reached full size.
I saw the similarity
deep within his eyes.

The sparkle of a ready wit
that only spoke a part.
A shining clearness from the depths
born of a caring heart.

I have a heavenly Father,
whose face I've never seen.
But I've had glimpses of His eyes
for He's offered them to me.

When I am looking with His eyes,
all things are somehow new.
I look beneath the surface
to see the heart of you.

His eyes, now mine, see past the smile
that hides the hurt and pain.
They look with love at prodigals
and wish them home again.

They see, through tears, rebellious hearts,
the ones He longs to save.
They look into the eyes of One
whose life He freely gave.

I don't suppose I look like Him,
this Father big and wise,
but it's my prayer that you might think
I have my Daddy's eyes.

linking to One Shot Poetry

and to Ann's Walk With Him Wednesday



Sandy said...

This is just beautiful, Linda!
What a blessing to read it.

Brian Miller said...

ah. i hope to rise each day with my Fathers eyes...to see what he sees...and that others may see it in me...nice one shot!

and we are blessed to have you! smiles.

Mary said...

This is just beautifully written, Linda. It tugs at my heart!

Maria said...

Oh this is so sweet, Linda~
It's such a good and honorable prayer to have the eyes of our Father.
Sometimes it is so difficult to put my own views aside, really away totally ~ and give another person all the love deserved ♥
It's a good and honorable prayer in your poem, Linda ~ thank you for this gift.

Heather said...

Oh, Linda. I'm speechless. Really... I don't know what to say other than... beautiful. Amazing. Perfect. And thank you~ you. bless. me.

emily wierenga said...

this brings me to tears. how i want these eyes. and it's through these eyes, the kingdom comes. you reflect him beautifully, friend. xo

Ben Langhinrchs said...

Beautifully written and sweet.

dustus said...

"The sparkle of a ready wit
that only spoke a part.
A shining clearness from the depths
born of a caring heart."
Love that part. Happy One Shot!

Glynn said...

I love this, Linda. Nice one. And it speaks to, and is about, all of us.

PEA said...

I will be back to catch up on your posts but right now I just wanted to invite you to my birthday party on my blog...get ready to do the jitterbug:-) xoxo

Rhonda Schrock said...

Yes! I want THOSE eyes.

Eric Alder said...

Nice One Shot, Linda! (Or is that a double shot, since it's also for Walk With Him Wednesday?)

Monica Sharman said...

Linda, love that fourth stanza. Blows me away! Thanks for helping me see.

Gabriela Abalo said...

So beautiful. Wonderful writing

psss... I think you got your daddy's eyes :)

S. Etole said...

this is an extra special one ... as are your eyes

Gabriela Abalo said...

thank you for visiting my blog and your touching concern.
I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, to whom I have been happily married for the last 15 years - and hopping for many more.
My poem is based not on my own experience, but on what I read and see. With the poem I want to bring awareness and understanding - domestic violence is increasing, and the ones subjected to it need to know there is always a way out.


Jingle said...

love your sharp sense and tender heart in bringing the magic of love in a family to life.