When You Cannot See

Seeing pitch black as I try to cross the room
Listening for any hint of sound to guide me
Tentative steps as I move from furniture pieces
Imagining the room as if only I was able to see.

Every texture leaves such an impression on my fingertip
Whether course or smooth is the material that I caress
Careful of the sharp, the hot, even the cold as I go
Each could change my journey with a seconds stress.

Oh to just give up the trek and confine myself to a chair
But alas what would that prove except that I am a quitter
No I force myself to place each step and continue ahead
Knowing that I do this for myself and a better future.

Ah yes, you know me by now and know that I have my sight
But what good if you don’t open the eyes to see from the heart
Connections are there that give more feeling than others know
So it is a struggle none the less to get a fresh start.

True the roads that I travel are ones that I chose
Emotions, feelings, desires and dreams for sign posts
I follow the leading of my heart and mind to guide me
It may well lead me ahead or leave me battling ghosts.

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About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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2 Responses to When You Cannot See

  1. Phyllis Sears says:

    I LOVE this one; BEAUTIFUL, HEARTFELT AND SO VERY TRUE

  2. Beautiful….it grabbed my heart and my attention…you expressed some valuable truths so well, and with much grace….wonderful wise words within this poem….thank you…
    Celeste

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