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Imagine to be deaf
to your soul mate. To never hear
your lover’s words
of promise and adoration.
To never hear those words
“I love you”
resonate and fill you with
that joy of ages.

Imagine to be deaf
to your peers. To never hear
their complaints about
your appearance and attitude.
To never hear those words
“You’re an idiot”
clang about and wound
your spirit.

Imagine to be deaf
to your family. To never hear
your parents words
of encouragement and praise.
To never hear those words
“We love you”
flow in ease and
help you sleep at night.

Imagine to be deaf
to the world. To never hear
Your fellow man‘s cures
and screams in this hell.
To never hear those words
“Please help us”
drag you into our pit
of guilt and sin.

Imagine to be deaf
to all things. To never hear
the pain or joy
that follows our speech.
To never have that feeling
of acceptance in the world.
And to always miss
those vital moments.



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jerry said...
Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm:
Its very true And sometime we want hear to be a deaf  words of peers....
 
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Plume said...
Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:28 am:
Great work !!!
 
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JeromeBrown said...
Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:49 am:
Very good, this poem can change someones life.
 
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