Amber Hawken

Blind

Close your eyes and imagine if we could'nt see,

I wouldn't recognise you and you wouldn't know it was me,

You wouldn't know what was black and wouldn't know what is white,

Ironically you would see the world clearer without the gift of sight,

No knowledge of the latest trends or designer garms,

No recognition of rolexes worn on peoples arms,

We would all be equal when we first meet ,

Not judged by the shoes we wear or trainers on our feet

Memories formed from sound and taste ,

Know every line on your lovers face ,

Hear the beating of each others heart,

As your bodies entwine in the dark ,

There would be no envy ,

There would be no greed,

On merit alone in life we would succeed,

How simple life would be without having sight,

Of course it's a gift to know darkness to see light,

So don't always judge someone by how they look,

In future stop and  take a closer look ,

For underneath someone can hide,

The ugliness they have inside ,

A person that's genuine and kind ,

Is something so hard to find ,

A gift to treasure and to keep,

As remember beauty's only skin deep

Comments4

  • Confia.En.Tu.Corazon 87

    Amber,
    I loved your poem. It is very true in every word that you wrote. you are very gifted and I hope to read more of your poetry, Remarkable job.

  • orchidee

    Good write Amber. Sometimes we think we can practice being blind, yet there are shafts or rays of light around us. It's not complete darkness. Well, it might be if we practice in a coal-shed at midnight. doh!

  • Reyas

    This poem really speaks volumes, and it's so very true. Without the gift of sight we'd be forced to interact before making judgement of one another.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write, sorry I missed it. Being blind can show us the way but those of us with sight just need to look in the eyes of those we meet to see who they really are, the eyes look into the soul.



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