The Light in Darkness

September 1, 2009
By Anna Leavenworth SILVER, West Des Moines, Iowa
Anna Leavenworth SILVER, West Des Moines, Iowa
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I envy the blind man.

Who sees life and death
And nothing in between.

Who knows beauty and pain
Without ever seeing it.

Who measures freedom and captivity
Differently than I.

For my eyes are liars.
Deceitful liars.
Deceitful, abandoning liars.

Deceiful, abandoning liars
That give me hope and despair
In the blink of an eye.

Who cheated me of sight
By giving me sight.

Who caged me with bars
And called it a blessing.

Who punish me with change
Without reparation.

I envy the blind man.

The innocent,
Self serving
Blind man.


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on Sep. 13 2009 at 11:17 am
linkroxsox GOLD, Carrollton, Texas
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That was very serious and powerful nice job.

Anjo! SILVER said...
on Sep. 11 2009 at 4:09 pm
Anjo! SILVER, Roseburg, Oregon
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OH my gosh! wow! That was... AMAZING. that really moved me. Keep writing. that is so deep, like no other. Wow, is all i can say. Thank you so much for sharing

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on Sep. 7 2009 at 12:49 pm
Kat11, Somewhere, Washington
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wow... liked it - made me think...

i esp. like the section "who knows beauty and pain without ever seeing it"

we base so much on sight and this poem just made me think about importance of sight and wonder why it has so much power...

keep it up!

on Sep. 7 2009 at 11:57 am
MousyNona SILVER, Albany, California
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Favorite Quote:
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

This was absolutely marvelous. It's like reading an old poem in modern form. Keep it up!

on Sep. 7 2009 at 8:06 am
ZebraWithoutStripes ELITE, Blue Springs, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
To make a difference in the world, you have to be different from the world.

this is a really interesting way to look at life...but kinf of depressing.

on Sep. 7 2009 at 4:42 am
i think your poem was great. you did a really good job on capturing the perspective of the blind man. i want to see more from you hahhaha lol well anyways keep up the bomb poetry


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