pictured words

a simple pairing of pictures and poetry

Eyes to See


Drawing “Dragon’s Den”  (with self portrait) by Deanna Marie Metts 

To look into another’s eyes
And truly see the soul that cries –
The fear and angst on which it feeds
The love that lost, the heart that bleeds
The expectation that misleads
The loveliness beneath the needs
The strength behind the smallest deeds
The blooms among the choking weeds.
This trampled soul with courage tries
Beyond what meets the eye implies.

© Marie Elena Good

Living 1 Thessalonians 5:17


Photo by Keith R. Good

…and on her headstone, “She prayed without ceasing.”
For in the midst of life’s unfettered existence,
serenity comes only while taking His hand,
perpetually strolling  the lush garden of prayer.

© Marie Elena Good