The Blind Man's Sight
I know that there is a star above me,
Shining with the purest light in all the world,
Lighting my way in the darkest hours.
And I know that there are trees,
With magnificent trunks of mahogany
And leaves of jade and emerald.
And I know that there are rivers,
Flowing through the land with vigorous force,
That started as a tiny brook in the mountains.
And I know that there are oceans-
Teaming with the most unimaginable life forms-
That shimmer sapphire and cerulean in the sun.
And I know that there are people,
Who take seeing for granted,
That act as if these sights will always be there.
For I once saw them too,
And took their majesty for granted,
But now, all I see is black.