Gaze Deeply In Me

Peel back my facade,
Emotional lacquer,
Shell shielding my heart.

Deeper discernment,
Layer by layer,
Peel back what you see.

Faux strength
On the outside,
False happiness shimmers,

But inside an emptiness,
Longing for love.

Now down to my center,
Core of my heartache,
You see the real man…

Who is lost,
Who is lonely,
Who is longing
And hurting,

In search of forever…

So needing an epilogue,
Written for life.

Certain commitment,
Willingly spoken,
Such joy
If answered alike
In return.

This man that I am,
Is the man that you need,
My prayer at the end
Of the day.

Just look on the inside,
Feel my heart beating,
See a sure partner,
Lush consummate love,

When you peel back my layers…

Truth now transparent

Gaze deeply,

So deeply in me.

Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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47 thoughts on “Gaze Deeply In Me

      1. You’re welcome Bill.

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    1. Thank you Mamen! Really appreciate it!

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  1. I am gazing!

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    1. So many thanks Lorraine!!! πŸ™‚

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      1. You are most welcome Bill

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  2. I love the sincerity that comes from these words. It’s as if it’s truly important to you that the special lady see just how much you care for and love her. How much you want to make her happy and just be that man she needs. Such a beautifully written poem, Bill. I always love the truth you paint your words with because it’s purely from the heart. πŸ™‚

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    1. So many thanks Brandi….and that is exactly the way I feel, and hopefully captured in those words. Really appreciate your thoughts my friend. So much!

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      1. You’re more than welcome, Bill. My pleasure. πŸ™‚

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      2. πŸ™‚

        All smiles my friend, all smiles.

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  3. Very lovely Bill, surely I’ll gaze at you πŸ™‚ after reading such touching poem

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    1. You make me smile Tanya…and the feeling is mutual! πŸ™‚

      Hope your trip is treating you well!!

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      1. I’m glad your are smiling, my trip is going smooth, I’m gonna click pictures of spice markets when I venture out exploring

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      2. Oh…please do!! I would love that!!

        So glad your journey is rewarding and rich.

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      3. Sure, I will! What makes this journey rewarding is I get to spend time with my ailing mother, pity is she lives alone and I get to see her in years. Most of the time in Ct I’m thinking about her, though I carry a sense of humour but in my heart it’s always her health and loneliness!

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      4. I understand…and wish the best for you and your mother. Enjoy your trip, and enjoy your time with your mother! Nothing is more important. Yes?

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      5. Absolutely πŸ™‚

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  4. to open our hearts so honestly is to allow so much pain in yet I strongly believe a heart that doesn’t will never find their true love or love themselves wholly. your writing informs me of a very sincere heart reaching out with much goodness in it, wanting to love as much as be loved. tender writing, well done Bill!

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    1. I so much appreciate your thoughts Gina. This is exactly what I believe and hoped to capture in those words.

      Thank you my friend, and I wish for you a wonderful Tuesday!

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      1. thank you! and a lovely evening to you. your poem will be playing in my head today, it is very beautiful.

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      2. That makes me smile…and I’m grateful.

        So many thanks Gina.

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    1. So glad you liked it! Thank you!

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      1. You’re welcome πŸ™‚ ❀

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  5. Really well done! Another really well expressed poem!!
    Love your work!!!

    😊😊!!

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    1. So many thanks Jamie…so many thanks.
      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !!

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      1. My pleasure!!

        😊😊!!!!

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  6. Bill. This is … well, it’s perfect. I think a LOT of us can relate to this. You wrote this beautifully. *sigh*

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    1. Thank you Tara!! Thank you so much for your thoughts and support!

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  7. Layers and layers of lacquer make a piece shiny, colorful and protected. They also hide the beauty of the true grain beneath it all, mahogany or pine or maple. It takes time to get back to the real of them but it’s worth it. This is a beautiful share not to be read quickly.

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    1. That is so kind of you Suzanne. Thank you so much for your thoughts!

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      1. 😊 have a grand day!

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      2. And the same to you my friend! 😊

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