Eyes can be like waterfalls,
Like diamonds that have been crushed too hard.
Tears streaming down my chest
As you struggle to catch your breath.
Or when you are so moved
That your brain takes over
As you sympathize with the hurting child or dog on the news.
Or when love triumphs in the films
And you don’t want to cry
But your eyes say otherwise.
Like a lake overflowing a dam
And the only way for it to rest is on your cheeks.
Your eyes tell the truth behind the lies,
So you give honesty the power
Since you know I can see through you.
The windows to your soul,
You make sure I’m the only one that knows
The stories behind the looks you give.
The pain in your frown,
The joy in your smile.
The little nuances that make my heart skip
When no one else notices.
Yet when you are laughing or wake in the morning
Your eyes are the first to smile.
Your eyes are the first thing I'd remember
If you were to say goodbye,
And the last thing I remember
When you say goodnight.