Eyes | Teen Ink


July 18, 2019
By IffatMemon SILVER, Carbondale, Illinois
IffatMemon SILVER, Carbondale, Illinois
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Eyes tell much — 
Often more than we want 
Every expression 
Every emotion escapes free 
As they see 
Eyes filter the light of emotion 
And unveil the truths 
And uncover our facades. 
Expressions tumble past our consciousness, 
Tiptoeing through our inner walls. 
Nothing stops them 
Except for the moments our eyes shut to blink, 
Covering our colorful irises 
But only for a brief moment. 
They’re always showing, seeing, shimmering, 
The lens of the world focuses into view 
Whirring and blinking stalls — but does not distort — the feelings shown. 
A perfect photo captured by the shutter 
Every emotion seen by the eyes 
Lies permanently engraved by the photographer. 
Looks may be deceiving 
Yet the eyes show the truth 
Altering the photos leave you faltering 
And frame these faces as fakes. 

The author's comments:

Iffat, the author of this piece, is a senior in high school at the time of writing and will be attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and will study in business. She is involved in many extracurriculars, including National Honors Society, Women in Leadership, Future Business Leaders of America, Art Club, and Creative Writing Club. In Creative Writing Club, Iffat has been president for two years and is the Editor-In-Chief of her school's literary magazine, Quill.

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