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The Eyes Don't Lie

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash


they said -

don't get too close

a lie is trickier than most

a smile can catch you by surprise

the truth is hiding in their eyes

don't get too close

they said -


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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

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  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    I like how the opening and closing of this poem is mirrored, and the sentences getting increasingly longer or shorter as you read is a nice touch. “a smile can catch you by surprise“ is a lovely line, yet in this context it’s a warning!

  • Anna 3 months ago

    "The eyes don't lie" So true and beautiful🥰

  • Rachael MacDonald3 months ago

    Worth the double read :) well crafted <3

  • This was so good. Incredible from top to the bottom and the bottom up

  • Oooo, is this for the Inverse challenge? It reads so well both ways!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Ah, the eyes, the windows to the soul. And the smile of tricksters. Well said.

  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    The truth is in the eyes! and a smile can hide the truth. Look closely at the eyes, keeping your distance until the smile matches the eyes. Nicely done, Kelli.

  • What if they're wearing shades (or blind)? Well done, Kelli, & usually true. As an autistic, it's a bit different. Mom told me I had to look people in the eyes or they'd think I was lying. I learned to compensate by focusing on the bridge of the nose or one of their cheeks. The reality is, if I'm looking away from you, chances are I'm trying to remember so as to be as accurate & honest as possible. As I told my counselor (much to his surprise), if I actually look you in the eyes, it's not a sign that I'm being honest (though, let's face it, I'm probably still trying), it's an act of defiance.

  • Denise E Lindquist3 months ago


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