Faces tell tales they say
Is it true or just something that old wives say?
Some have lines etched dark and deep,
Did they laugh a lot or did they weep?
Some eyes are happy, shiny and bright,
While others are like windows, shuttered to keep out the light
Did they see too much you wonder?
Or looked too long for a loved one who wandered
Foreheads that tell of burdens too deep,
Of what they had to give away and what they got to keep
Lips that are sad and don’t smile anymore
For who knows who is a friend and who is a foe?
A nose that once stood strong and proud
Is now hooked and bent and looks to the ground.
Will my face betray all the secrets that my heart once held?
I think I’ll wait and watch for only time will tell.

24 thoughts on “Faces

  1. We all read faces and size up people within minutes after we meet them. Early in life we learn to recognize facial features and expressions as a key to personality types. This is often based on stereotypic patterns and past experience with different types of people. Reality is about patterns that repeat in personal experience, so we can identify behavior.

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