Author's Note: This is just a little poem I wrote while I was on vacation in the Smokey Mountains. I wrote it after seeing two bears (mother &cub) and a bobcat while driving up a mountain.

The Eyes:

They say the eyes betray emotions,

They say the eyes are the gateway to the mind and the soul,

But in truth,

They eyes are one of life's most wonderful gifts,

They are full of promises and dreams,

Of hope and of wonder.

They eyes are wonderful.

In the eyes,

I see the freeness of the ocean,

The strive for survival of the bear,

The quickness of the lynx,

The calmness of the otter,

The passion for all things,

The love for life.

In the eyes,

I see the concentration of the hard worker,

The bitterness of the betrayed,

The sadness of the hurt,

The thoughtfulness of the writer,

The anger of the angered,

The happiness of the excited,

The disappointment of one's failure,

The carelessness of the small child,

In the eyes.

They say the eyes betray emotions,

But in truth,

The eyes sat what cannot be spoken,

The eyes say what expressions cannot,

The eyes speak from the heart and the soul,

The eyes are one of life's most wonderful gifts,

They are full of promises and dreams,

Of hope and of wonder,

In the eyes.

In the eyes,

Is the truth,

That cannot be worded correctly,

Or written with the pen on paper,

Oh,

How the eyes speak the truth,

Oh,

In the eyes.