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A Blind Society

We as a society
are blind
We don't see
The feminism or poverty
The racism or homicide
Or any type of inequality

We don't see
The climate change or pollution
The homelessness or starvation
Because we are too stuck living in
An illusion

We are to busy on social media
Begging for likes
Instead of paying attention to basic human rights

There is a Persian Proverb that states,
“A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind”
Just because a man lacks sight
Doesn’t mean he lacks vision

I have faith that not all people are like this
Nothing is impossible
Except for making a fish climb a tree
So explain to me then,
Why aren’t we trying to make a blind society see?

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I understand that young people might think that
people in general, don't think much about
or see the misery of the world, but there will
be plenty of others that will disagree. [Just letting you know]

Yes, there are a lot of young people that don't
see the reality of anything other than social-media sites.
Or maybe they are just trying to ignore the reality?
I think that you have reached a writer's block because you
see that this is true. Maybe you should change the perspective
and say that while there are many, there are also many that do see
but either don't know what to do or don't care to live beyond today.

I like the Persian proverb, keep it, it can tie into the theme.
The title can wait, I don't see the need for any hurry until
you have more to this.
Keep working on it, you have something good here. ~ Geezer.
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Your suggestions helped me on my last stanza of this poem. This is definitely still in the works, but it is coming along. Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a lot.

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that is what we do here. I will keep a eye on this one. ~ Geezer.
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Comments and critique are vital to this site!
Even if you just say: I liked this story or your spelling
of a word is wrong, take the time to write a line or two
and comment. Your fellow poets will thank you!
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"The Ignorants" for the title. Just an opinion.
I wish more people would read your message and pay more attention to the basics.
Thank you for sharing.

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Well said/put!!!! I like poems with meanings.

JazzyGurl Emilee A.

Thank you for reading my work. I just read some of your recent poems and I have to say, WOW! You are an incredible writer. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to comment.

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Reading these other poems helps me, too. I guess it also helps that I've kind of HAD to get really good at writing from using my communication device all these 30 years later. Plus, I've been through a lot so I speak from the heart. Thank you. I appreciate the compliment.

JazzyGurl Emilee A.

now none //leaves
''Just because a man lacks sight
Doesn’t mean he lacks vision...''

very well said I can relate to it being half blind I have seen the world around ten times maybe 17 and I read so many poems Believe me when no one comments either the poem is us...or they all are dumb found Here only I feel Gee speaks My advice be yourself you are the poet who has a vision to conceive you can't title it it's hard to believe Try it twill be your victory only. You have the seeds which give you vision Close your eyes and then imagine where is the oasis of poetry that you appear to be missing You are a poetess 15 use poetic manure twill add sweetness. Pl note I rarely comment they all are poets of NEO at 82 I'm still learning FREE STYLE all these decades

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