They do not see the colour of a gardens splendour Nor the sky azure, cloudless and vast. They do not breathe in the aroma of nature, Spruce, pine and the fragrance of the orchid.
They fail to notice the little jewels sparkling atop the ocean, Nor the crisp white sails of the bobbing yachts, A fully blossomed cherry tree may as well be crisp brown As they walk blindfolded amongst their lives.
They feel no emotion as love blooms, affection grows, Nor see the warmth of a lovers eyes by candlelight. Sweet songs in finely attuned harmony at dawn Go amiss with a light breeze, blown away forever
The eyes of the ignorant, greedy and powerful will always see less than the blind man, for he is atuned to the world and its beauty. Me x
A very deep and profound piece Kerry. I fully understand the message. The people that fail to see the beauty of the world as it was intended to be seen because they are blinded by the materialistic or the things that they lack. At least that's what I got . Beautifully done ! ~Sarah
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you it's yours forever. If it doesn't then it was never meant to be."
Kerry, I love this piece. Love it love it love it. I may sound like a broken record, but I simply could not agree more. So many people simply don't use their senses... they cannot smell taste see hear or touch the very gifts of life that surround them. On occasion, I am guilty of this as well though... but hey, we're all human. Anyways, big hugs and an exalt from me!
Chairs thrown and tables toppled Hands armed with broken bottles Standing no chance to win, but We're not running, we're not running
Too many blindfolded, numbed people wander carelessly in our beautiful world. No wonder they aren't concerned when we endanger it. Very good points, raised well in your poem, Kerry. It could perhaps have two more lines, similar to your afternote, but the language within the poem creates vivid and spectacular images. A wonderful, universal message and cleverly put across. H x
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." ~ Albert Einstein