METAPHORS
Updated May 12th 2009

A SHADOW OF HIS FORMER SELF

CAN ALMOST MAKE OUT THEIR FOOTPRINTS

HEAR THEIR VOICES FADE

SUNBRIGHT SMILE

MY FOOTSTEPS ECHO

PUSHING THE LIMITS OF MY ENERGY.

HE STARED BACK AT ME

UNREADABLE EYES

HER HAPPY , OPEN FACE SUDDENLY DARKENED

SUFFOCATING CROWDS

EXPRESSIONLESS BLACK EYES

SQUINTING IN THE GLARE OF THE SUN

FLASHING A SMILE

WITH TEARS STREAMING DOWN HIS CHEEKS

LOW GRAVELLY VOICE

HEAVY WITH PAIN

VEILING THEIR HURT WITH GENTLE SMILES

HARDLY A WORD WAS SPOKEN

WIDE EYED IN WONDER

LAUGHS COME EASY

JEWELS FALL FROM YOUR MOUTH AS YOU SPEAK

MY FOOTSTEPS ARE THE ONLY SOUND

A SHRILL VOICE ROSE INTO THE SKY

THE SMILE WAS FIRST BORN

THE SMILE THAT FLICKERS ON BABIES LIPS

SWEET SOFT FRESHNESS THAT HAS BLOOMED

HALF CRYING - HALF LAUGHING

WHEN I KISS YOU TO MAKE YOU SMILE

MY HEART WAS OPENING ITS PETALS

TENDER SOFTNESS

CAUGHT MY EYE

LET YOUR GENTLE EYES FALL UPON THEM

STEALTHY SILENT STEPS

WAITING WITH ANXIOUS EYES

TORN GREEN SWEATER - FADED BLUE TROUSERS

LOVERS WALKING HAND IN HAND

LET IT SEEP INTO YOUR BONES

BODY BENT WITH AGE

DAZED BY SLEEPLESSNESS AND AWE

A SMILE THAT OUTSHINES THE NOON DAY SUN

SAG WITH AGE

MUTED VOICES AND SOFT CHANTING

LONG FACES

A DARK, HEAVILY LINED FACE

DARK LIQUID EYES

HIS VOICE BOOMED WITH GOOD FELLOWSHIP

WIND CHILLED BODY

STIFLED TEARS

UNDER THE THIN VEIL OF HIS DRY WRINKLED SKIN

THE SMELL OF BAKING BREAD

IN THE RAGS OF A SERVANT

A TEAR BLOSSOMED IN MY EYE

A GREAT ROUND BALDING HEAD

WAVES OF RELIEF RIPPLE DOWN MY SPINE

HIS BRIGHT UNBLINKING EYES

SHADED BY A WIDE BAMBOO HAT

WEARING ROLLED UP TROUSERS

A ROUND FACED WHITE BEARDED TEXAN

GLANCES OVER HIS SHOULDER AND GRINS

TEARS WELLING IN HER EYES

A SOLID SOBER

THE GRACE OF A DANCER

ROUGH EDGED BUSHMAN

STARING FIERCELY INTO THE DISTANCE

SQUARE JAWED

SANDY HAIRED

A STURDY GRAYING MAN

WITH A SEA CAPTAINS TRIM BEARD

SMILED BRIGHTLY

A TALL ROUND FACED FELLOW

HIS PENETRATING GAZE

FLARING GRAY MUSTACHE

A COMMANDING FIGURE

AN INTENSE GAZE

TEARS FILLED HER EYES

EYES SPARKLING WITH THE MEMORY

HIS FACE TIGHT WITH ANXIETY

TWISTED IN KNOTS

A SAD EYED SMILE

RADIATING A SERENE DIGNITY

I SAW THE DREAM REFLECTING IN HER EYES

WALKING WITH THE FLUIDITY OF UNFURLING SILK

THIN, COOL AND ELEGANT

A HIGH VOLTAGE STARE

A LIGHT OF RECOGNITION CREPT ACROSS HER FACE

A WARM EASY GOING PEOPLE

HIS FACE A SHADOW OF AGONY

HIS DEEP SET EYES

RIVERS OF PEOPLE

WITH FIRE IN HIS EYES

A SHIMMERING MOUNTAIN OF MUSCLE AND FLESH

FROZEN FACE

THE CRUNCH OF SAND UNDER BARE FEET

A GLEAM OF TRIUMPH IN HIS EYE

FRIENDLY WAVES AND WARM SMILES

SCHOLARLY, SOFT SPOKEN, AND EMINENTLY POLITE

WIND IN MY HAIR

A SMALL AND SILENT MAN

DEEPLY SORROWFUL LOOK

HAIR BLOWING IN THE BREEZE

DARK SKIN AGLOW IN THE SUNSET

SWARMS OF PEOPLE

A GENTLE, QUIET VOICED MAN

KNOTS OF PEOPLE

HIS VOICE SINKING TO A HUSKY WHISPER

A SOLIDLY BUILT MAN

HE LOOKED AT ME FOR A LONG MOMENT

A TALL MAN WITH INTELLIGENT EYES

STARING AT ME WITH LARGE LIQUID EYES

A THOUSAND DIFFERENT SENSATIONS

A TALL MAN WITH PALE SKIN AND GREEN EYES

GIRL WITH COFFEE - TINTED SKIN

ASH BLONDE HAIR and gray eyes

HER VOICE ECHOES IN THE EMPTY CHURCH

A TRIM, BEARDED, BLUE-JEANED SCIENTIST

MUSCLE - STIFFENING HOURS

HER LINED FACE SPOKE OF A HARD LIFE OF LABOR

BONE - TIRED

ADORNED IN SPLENDOR

DEEP SET EYES

SLENDOR WITH WAVY LIGHT BROWN HAIR

BLACK HAIR - ARMS MUSCULAR FROM WORK

QUIET EYES

A CROOKED BOYISH GRIN

QUICKENED THE PULSE

BOUNDLESS VITALITY

THE CHATTER OF WOMEN

SWEATING IT OUT

A 3 ASPIRIN HEADACHE

A SANDY - HAIRED, ATHLETIC LOOKING MAN

HER HUGE EYES STARED BACK INTO MINE

A SMALL ROBUST MAN WITH BUZZ CUT GRAY HAIR

A DARK HAIRED WOMEN IN HER EARLY 30S

HIS DARK EYES WERE HEAVILY CIRCLED

WITH BLACK HAIR AND GLOWING DARK EYES

A THIN BALDING MAN WITH LARGE GLASSES

A SLIM - MUSTACHED MAN

A COPPER COLORED FACE

HIGH CHEEK BONES AND A SCRAGGLY MUSTACHE

A SHORT - STOCKY.............

A SHORT AND WRINKLED MAN

GAZED IN SILENCE

LAUGH LINES ON AN AGING FACE

CAP SHADED MISCHIEVOUS EYES

A GRAY BEARD AND UNRULY HAIR

GOLDEN VOICE

RAVEN HAIRED WOMEN

A SILVER HAIRED PROFESSOR

RIVERS OF SOUND AND SMELL

A WIRY , ENERGETIC MAN

SHINING FACES

GOOD CHEER LIGHTS HIS SUN-TANNED FACE

HIS TALK IS SLOW AND QUIET

THE LINES OF GRIEF ON HIS FACE

CLEAR EYED WITH A HANDSOME SMILE

STONY FACES

A FRIENDLY WAVE

A FLAME-RED BEARD

THE SWIRLING CROWD

BLEARY-EYED AND IRRITABLE

LONG BROWN BEARD- HOLLOW CHEEKS

BRILLIANT BLUE EYES

POWERFULLY BUILT MAN IN HIS MID 40'S

CLOSE-CROPPED BLACK HAIR

DARK EYES AND PROMINENT BROW

EVERY MUSCLE WAS BEGGING ME TO QUIT

TALL WOMAN WITH LONG SILVER HAIR

A WRINKLED SMILE

A STRONG BODY AND RADIANT SMILE

CELESTIAL SMILE

HIS FACE WAS CLOUDED

HE CAME OF AGE

WITHOUT GETTING DIRT UNDER HIS NAILS

PIERCING BLUE EYES

A CRISP WHITE SHIRT

A BARREL CHESTED MAN

UNRULY GRAY HAIR

SHORT, SLIM, AND DARK

HOT - TIRED AND THIRSTY

STEADY BLUE EYES

STRONG CHIN

HIS SAD EYES

HUNGRY EYES

A SMALL STURDY WOMEN

A BROAD SMILE LIGHTING HIS FACE

A GRIZZLED BEARD

A BLUNT SQUARE FACE

A SHORT STURDY MAN

STIFF LEGS AND AN ACHING BACK

SHINING EYES

SMILED SADLY

SERIOUS EYES

CHEERFUL EXPRESSION

A CRISP WHITE SHIRT

PIERCING EYES

SPARKLING BLUE-G REEN EYES

THINNING SILVER HAIR

A TRIANGULAR NOSE

TUFTS OF GRAYING EYEBROWS

CRISP BLUE SUIT

SHAGGY GRAY SWEATER

SILVER HAIRED DARK EYED MAN

UNRULY WHITE HAIR

LARGE SOULFUL EYES

THIN WEATHERED FACE

CAUTIOUS SMILES

THE LIGHT IN THEIR EYES

MY EYES GREW HEAVY

WOBBLY LEGS

HUGE DARK EYES

HER FACE ERUPTED IN A LUMINOUS SMILE

GRAY BRISTLE-BRUSH HAIR

CURLY HAIRED BEARDED PROFFESSOR

A SANDY WHITE BEARD

A RUDDY COMPLEXION

WEARY TO THE BONE

A LEAN, HIGH ENERGY GUY

A SHORT, WELL BUILT MAN

RAVEN BLACK HAIR

LUSTROUS BROWN EYES

LEGENDARY BEAUTY

A BURNING GAZE

UNSETTLING WATCHFUL GAZE

DARK SUSPICIOUS EYES

WITH DISCERNING EYES

IN A SOFT SLOW VOICE

BLURRY OLD EYES

A HEAVENLY GAZE

A SKINNY DIGNIFIED OLD MAN

BRILLIANT SMILE

GLITTERING EYES

FIRE IN HIS EYES

A WIDE SMILE

A STRANGE LIGHT IN HIS EYES

THE AWE BEHIND THE SMILE

A STRONG MAN WITH A QUICK SENSE OF HUMOR

GROANING WITH EXHAUSTION

A TINY SPARROW OF A WOMAN

MY RAIN SOAKED SKIN

A SHY WOMAN WITH FRIZZY BLOND HAIR

QUICK MOVING EYES AND AN EASY SMILE

HIS DARK BROWN EYES TWINKLED WITH RECOGNITION

A SHARP CHIN AND A LEAN, WOBBLY NOSE

DARK HAIRED AND SAD EYED

A SMALL, WIRY, BROWN-HAIRED GAL

STEEL NERVES

BRIGHT BUT WARY EYES

THEIR EYES BRIGHT WITH CURIOSITY

EYES OF BURNISHED STEEL

BLOND HAIR AND AN EAGER SMILE

HE CLOSED HIS EYES, HIS MIND AND OUR CONVERSATION

THE SMELL OF THINGS BOTH LIVING AND DEAD MIXES IN THE AIR

A SLIGHT, COURTLY MAN, PAUSED AND GAZED AT ME WITH PENSIVE EYES

HIS EYES SEEMED FIXED SOMEWHERE IN THE DISTANCE

A BURLY MAN WITH A SALT AND PEPPER BEARD AND A DEEP TAN

HE WAS BARE- CHESTED, GRAY BEARDED, AND SHOELESS

ARMS FOLDED SQUARELY ACROSS HIS BARREL CHEST

A TALL, MILD - MANNERED MAN WITH A SERIOUS DEMEANOR

HIS HAIR AND BEARD A CURLY TEMPEST OF BLACK AND SILVER

EYES WITHOUT SPEAKING CONFESS THE SECRETS OF THE HEART

THE FIGHTER SMILED WEARILY

STEELY EYES REFLECT UNFLINCHING COURAGE

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SIMILES
Updated May 12th 2009

WE SHIVER LIKE BADLY TUNED DIESEL ENGINES

A MOSES LIKE FIGURE WITH A SILVERED BEARD

BUILT LIKE A TANK

A SHARP LITTLE BEARD - THRUST FORWARD LIKE A DAGGER

HOVERED AS A FRAGRANCE ABOUT ME

STILL AS A STONE

A SOUTH CAROLINES DRAWL AS THICK AS HONEY

SKIN AS SMOOTH AS POLISHED MARBLE

A FACE LIKE AN OPEN BOOK

COSTUMES AS LOUD AS THEIR DRUMS

WEBBED TOES LIKE SKIS

FLAPPING WINGS LIKE AIR BRAKES

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