What Do You See When You Look At Me?

What do you see
When you look at me?
Do you see the tears
I’ve been hiding for years?
The pain in my heart,
That’s shattered apart?
Or do you see my smile?
It hasn’t been real for a while
Although I can’t explain why
Without beginning to cry
But I don’t want your pity
Or for you to tell me I’m pretty
I just want time to go back
To before I lost track
When it all made sense
And things weren’t so tense
No worries, no stress
No sins to confess
Life was simple and free
Just you and me

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‘Tadpole’s Promise’ – A Bittersweet Love Story


‘Tadpole’s Promise’ is a children’s book about love. I first came across this last year, when my five year old brought it home in his school book bag.

Where the willow meets the water
a tadpole met a caterpillar.
They gazed into each other’s tiny eyes…
…and fell in love.
She was his beautiful rainbow,
and he was her shiny black pearl.
“I love everything about you,” said the tadpole.

Beautifully written by Jeanne Willis, and perfectly illustrated by Tony Ross, thus began the love story between the tadpole and his rainbow caterpillar.

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