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Pangloss
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0 posted 06-06-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Pangloss   Email Pangloss   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pangloss

Blind
Jamie was born blind from her very first day

From what she’s heard of the world maybe its better that way

She has never seen an act of violence, a trial, a friend in pain

Never seen a commercial, a custody battle, a smear campaign

Never seen a sunrise or a flower either

A painting a sculpture neither

Is it worth it to be blessed with sight?

Or merely another human blight?
© Copyright 2000 Neil Hamilton - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-07-2000 12:27 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Hey, liked the poem -- its sentiments -- though I think "blight" is too strong a word to end it on. Unless, of course, you're going for a misanthropic angle. Then it's all good.  

Mike
(not misanthropic himself)
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2 posted 06-07-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Welcome...  enjoyed your poem.  Is is better to know or not to know...  an age old question.
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3 posted 06-07-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WOW!!!

Very thought provoking, I think it is worth it just to see the smile of a child or the beauty of a perfect sunset.

Great first post

Welcome to passion's, looking forward to reading more of your work

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

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4 posted 06-07-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Very interesting poem.   It has a ring of truth in it also.


 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"


Pangloss
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5 posted 06-07-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for Pangloss   Email Pangloss   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pangloss

Any Advice on what i could improve?
netswan
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Welcome to Passions, Pangloss.

thought provoking poem


~netswan
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