Two Blind Men

Two Blind Men

A Poem by emipoemi

Two blind men walk along the street

With an arm over each other’s shoulder,

White canes out to make their progress neat,

As each step taken makes them bolder.

 

Words between them seldom are exchanged-

Strolling, listening, they on occasion

Are incited to become engaged

Temporarily in conversation.

 

And both that instant had in mind

To ask how the other went blind.

 

Neither one, however, could say how,

Being loath to tragic times remember;

Neither one could say they thus have now

In their memories a spark or ember.

 

Two blind men walk along the street

With an arm over each other’s shoulder,

White canes out to guide their shifting feet

Day by day as they grow older.

 

For they the streets without cease roam,

 Unsure of the way back home.


-EDP


© 2017 emipoemi



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this is so lovely to read. A nice twist on "the blind leading the blind". The rhythm makes it feel comfortable and reassuring, even with the uncertainty in the end. Great poem.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.
What strikes me most about this poem is the ending. These 6 words "Unsure of the way back home" can easily strike a chord with anyone, any time in their lives. I hope this writing is read by a wider audience; as a wider audience is what it deserves. Thanks for sharing this piece. :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for reading.
Wow. This evokes such feeling in me.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

4 Weeks Ago

That's my intention with all my poems. Thanks for reading.
I rather enjoyed it. I appreciate how you tied it up aswell.

Posted 1 Month Ago


emipoemi

1 Month Ago

Glad you did. Thanks for reading.

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Added on October 19, 2017
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Tags: poetry, poem, ballad, absurdity

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emipoemi
emipoemi

Toronto, Canada



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