Sometimes When I Look at You

Daily Toast writing prompt May 9, 2013 “Sometimes when I look at you, I’m disgusted

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Sometimes I Look at You

Sometimes when I look at you, I’m disgusted

Are you able to see what I see?

The sin and mire of so many years

Spent in self-righteous vanity

Sometimes when I look at you, I’m afraid

Is this who I’ll be, is this who I am?

Hopes and dreams gone; vanished

Floating down in the pool of the damned?

Sometimes when I look at you, I smile

The memories like droplets of dew

Songs of the younger years, singing to me

Though scattered, their treasures renew

Sometimes when I look at you, I cringe

The fear of becoming what I most of all fear

Yet the shadows of inheritance lie straight ahead

Seeds sown then, now hopelessly near

Sometimes when I look at you, I know

That battles fought, are out of my hands

That faith must come in to rescue my fate

That life is as my God commands

Sometimes I look at you and I pray

That the you that I know won’t prevail

That my prayers and pleas through all the years

In the Master’s hands, never can fail


11 Comments on “Sometimes When I Look at You

      • I love this poem, it is so fresh, so inspiring. You are a beautiful writer, what breaks my heart is the reason for such sad poems


        • Thank you Lee.. It is in the depths of our experience that we can draw poetry; whether it be love, broken heart, regret, joy, faith, despair, etc.
          It is from these places – the vulnerable ones, that I can write the best, being honest with myself and anyone who reads it.
          Thanks again,


        • My dear Lea – thank you so very much. I so thank you for being there for me always – you are a gift in my life that was always missing. xox


  1. I really like how you took the prompt and made it into something positive. Well done, and thanks for pinging back – I really do love to see the where/how the prompts are used. 🙂


    • It is my pleasure and thank you so much for your comment as well. I also love to see how differently we can each interpret the same few words 🙂


I love and appreciate feedback. Feel free to let me know what you think. Bless you lots, Easter Ellen

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