Right There Before You

Right There Before You


That’s how we saw the world
Through various lenses
Snapshot images
Taken quickly from a distance
Until we lose focus
All these moving pictures
Captured in the blink of an eye
Beautiful to watch
But it makes it difficult to see
What is right in front of your face


Words: ©2022LCR

Art: Clockwork Eyes by Mick Ryan

Submitted to: The Sunday Muse #213

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  1. I've always thought so, especially when seeing people at an event always holding a camera or a phone--it seems to me that while preserving the moment they are missing the moment.

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    1. Yes, there are times you have to live in the moment.

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  2. Sometimes we see what we want to see. I love this poem Lori and I am so glad you wrote for the Muse this week!

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    1. Thank you. We can't always see what is staring us in the face.

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  3. Absolutely! Training our focus around the unpleasant or immediate is a skill learned early.

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  4. Oh the various blinders we don, the fences we erect, the roadblocks ... your poem speaks volumes, Lori.

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  5. We capture the moment, yet we lose the moment. That's the cobtradiction of taking photos. Nice one Lori. Thanks for dropping by to read mine.

    Muchđź’›love

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    1. Separated from the moment by trying to preserve it. Thanks Gillena.

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  6. Absolutely! How much of the actual moment one misses when trying to capture it! Wise words :-)

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    1. I have to remind myself to put my phone down and just enjoy with my own eyes.

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  7. Well observed Lori, and beautifully done.

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  8. Love this Lori! Many moments are lost while trying to capture them.

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