Blind

What are colors
I cannot say
What is light
Don't ask me
What's a shadow
What's a day
Don't ask me
Cause I can't see

What distinguishes
Night from light
What's the difference
Between the two
People say
One's dark, one's bright
I guess I'll have
To trust you

I hear "shadow"
And I think empty
I hear "sun"
And I think warm
I hear bird
And I think flight
I hear "color"
I think form

What is sight
I've never seen it
Never seen much
Of anything
What are you
If I can't see you
Does that mean
That you're a dream?

I think it strange
That you would see
I can't imagine
How it would feel
How to remember
All the things you tell me
How to know
What's fake or real?

My fingers see
They feel for me
They see the world
The way you can't
My fingers see
More than you
They help me look
When my eyes won't

Thoughts and feelings
Sounds and smells
Words give life
To the unknown
I don't know
What I can't see
I'll never know
What's never shown

I'm not sad
Its not a problem
I'll never miss
What I never had
I'm not sorry
There's no point
Why mourn what
You've never had?

I love the world
I love my life
The only thing
That is missing
Is for you
To see, too
How I see
What you're missing

I'm not blind
I'm just me
My eyes are what
They're supposed to be
You are the one
Who is blind
Unable to know
What makes me me

You take for granted
What I'll never have
The things you see
Are given to you
A gift I never
Have received
And never will
I don't need to

The things you say
Help me to "see"
I'll never understand
I don't want to
I don't need
What you pity me for
In fact, in truth
I pity you

Stop feeling sorry
There is nothing
To be mournful
About around me
Its not your fault
But its alright
I am happy
That I can't see

I feel the wind
And I think "free"
I take you hand
And I think "kind"
I am content
You should be, too
Because, in truth
I am not blind

What is loss?
Something taken away
You can't take away
What was never there
What is love?
Something made to fill
My heart is full
Crystal clear

What is life?
A fragile gift
A passing trip
As is sight





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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm
this is very deep captain. i really like it. do your dance on the intraplanetary organism.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Hmmmmm...well I've never been called captain before, and I don't know what that has to do with dancing.......but apparently whatever it does, you like it, so I'll say thank you once again :)
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 3:32 am
i love how you guys think that what i say actually means something, and i also love how you take what i say literally, as if i didnt just choose these words at random.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Randmness is a thing you do at random times with random people that are a result from random feelings.  On the many posts I've read from you you've said "captain" and "dance" so I wouldn't call that random...?
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm
that's exaclty said I what. reread me captain.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm
you said "as if you didn't chose the words at random"
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm
AS IF. meaning i did but you dont see it that way. re-reread me captain. i didnt say i wasnt random.if i did(which i didnt)i was being casticsar.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm
Ah, I see now.  Alrighty then...
 
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