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Author Name: PremiumTomahawk 15 Comments
Date Added: February 25, 2012 17:02:02 Average Score: 8.2
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Inspirational Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
If You Could See What I Hear
Blind from birth, but in reality, I am truly blessed
For I am in tune with the world and everything in it
God didn't take from me, he gave me a beautiful gift
 
The gift to be plugged into nature and her wonders
Most people hear birdsong, but they only hear chirping
When I experience a robin sing....I hear a symphony
 
Every note perfectly pitched, a glorious chromatic treasure
It makes my joyful heart sing in  amazing appreciation
Then there is the ocean, the magnificent  waves thundering
Like the tympany drums in an orchestra....ezquisite resonance
 
The wind, whistleling through a narrow plaza at high noon
The upper end of a soprano aria, sung by young maidens
It brings a tear to my dead eyes and fills them with new life
 
And have you ever heard a coyote in the high desert?
Two or more, wailing in a mournful, ethereal harmony
It chills the spine in a very  lovely, surreal, hypnotic way
All these things I see, by hearing their magical canticle
 
Do you understand what I'm meaning? Is it in you to see?
The miracle of a newborn baby's cries in it's mother's bosom
All the melodious magic in a child's laughter....an angelic choir
 
Oh, my friend, you are missing the most wonderful things in life
Things that most all sighted folks have taken forever for granted
That is why I tell you how great my life is, don't feel sorry for me
Because if you could see what I hear, you'd swear you were in Heaven!
 
 
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My usual seven meter joint.
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Comments:
Comment By: Freeguest_writer on March 9, 2013 08:35:09 PM Report
What an amazing poem! I like it!
Comment By: FreeBart.S.Terry Sr. on August 19, 2012 05:28:47 PM Report
What a beautiful master piece of words, great read and great work.
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on July 4, 2012 05:59:23 PM Report
wonderful, insightful...delightful words that share your sensory gifts with us. Congratulations on the featured poem award! 
Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on June 27, 2012 03:15:38 PM Report
Congratulations on your award.  ~Pamela
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 25, 2012 01:05:46 PM Report
Congratulations on your well-earned award! You have produced an authentic description of the experience. I was blind for several years and it was during that time I discovered a desire and ability to write poetry. There were times when I truly felt nearer heaven. Good work. ML
Comment By: PremiumFirestone Feinberg on June 25, 2012 10:20:37 AM Report
Mazel Tov on a rightfully-earned award!  This is one spectacular poem.  You're a special one, Len.  --David
Comment By: PremiumKymberly Donn on June 25, 2012 07:48:29 AM Report
It is no mystery why this piece won a featured Len! Amazing! 



~KD~

Comment By: ModeratorLady Dragonwyck on June 25, 2012 06:59:33 AM Report
Congratulations!!!!  Feature Poem award ---  so, keep up the GREAT writes. 



Lady D

Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on February 26, 2012 04:52:36 AM Report
To be so in tune with Nature is truly a gift -- much like wring is to you and the pleasure it gives to us -- a wonderful read Len - - thank you



Alistair

Comment By: FreeShajeea on February 26, 2012 02:25:01 AM Report


Wow! You really know how to write something VERY DEEPLY inspirational. Very sweet and very nice of you to share this poem. Excellent. When we hear or read things, we form an image in our mind which is 10 times better than real. Nicely expressed. Shajeea.....

Comment By: PremiumFirestone Feinberg on February 25, 2012 08:32:36 PM Report

A masterpiece -- not less!

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on February 25, 2012 07:18:42 PM Report
Ahhh, but I do.    I love what you hear and yes, I envy the thought.  But, you see, I hear the same thing through poetry like this.  I live within the written words of the poet's heart.  I travel with their explorations.  I cry to their hurts.  I love when they love.  You write, I feel.  And with this poem I joined in your blindness and sorrowed for those who will never see your beauties.  Thanks for taking my hand and allowing me to "see."
Gene

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on February 25, 2012 06:27:36 PM Report
Len,
Nature has given me new hope and the ability to find peace in my life.  A wonderfully piece of the beauty that is their for us to see and hear if we would only open our eyes and ears.

Love

Miss Chris

Comment By: PremiumShe Whispers on February 25, 2012 06:08:00 PM Report
OOps..I will send you a word bank soon!!! (( Smilessss
Comment By: PremiumShe Whispers on February 25, 2012 06:07:27 PM Report


Beautiful...beautiful..... Need I say more...??

 What blessings we have every day!!!

 LOve ya!! ~ India





 


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