Blind Eyes Staring

Blind Eyes Staring

A Poem by chrysantheranium

The blind man approaches at the call of the tree,
His arms and legs shaking from his cold aching bones
He places his shovel at the roots and he screams,
Sprawling out his skin from roots of his own

You see, this man tore soul away from life tonight
Ripped the smile away from a planted grave face
He was jealous in the reflection in this young man's eyes,
Jealous of the skin like porcelain vase

He was jealous of his hands, his working arms
Of the teeth that he never gritted once
Jealous of his mind, playing careful cards,
Pokerfaces hiding the intelligent dunce

He was jealous of his bravery, big and strong,
Like a mountain that could break through the wind
Envious he was, and envious he'd be,
Of the man that he tore out from within

So the blind man sits idly under the call of the tree,
His hands and ankles shaking from his cold aching bones
And with the shovel he carried, I bury me,
Turning a blind eye on the roots of my own.

© 2019 chrysantheranium


Author's Note

chrysantheranium
Sometimes, you can be your own worst enemy.

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DAH
This is a complex poem with multiple levels of feeling and failure,
and you convey it beautifully. Yes, the enemy within is the one that
will bully us for eternity if we don't have a way to change up,
to move in a new direction of thought, but, then, we should not
believe everything that we think, either ...

Goo job!
DAH


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chrysantheranium

9 Months Ago

Thank you kindly!
DAH

9 Months Ago

My pleasure!



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Nev

complex but perfectly formed .. certainly one to ponder upon but my gut reflex was to enjoy it....

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chrysantheranium

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind words, Nev! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
Nev

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You are more than welcome & yes, I did indeed..
Wow, so emotional and so well written, i felt this write in my heart.

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chrysantheranium

6 Months Ago

Thank you dearly!
"I bury me,
Turning a blind eye on the roots of my own"

I cannot pretend that I understand the entire poem in its complexity, but the last line(s) really resonate with me. It never stops amazing me how people, living seemingly distant, disconnected lives, can actually have very similar internal experiences.

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chrysantheranium

9 Months Ago

Thank you for the kind review, Laz! I personally took this poem as a way to express the fact that I .. read more
Laz K.

9 Months Ago

Yes, it clarifies the poem. Thank you. The feeling is familiar, by the way. It's probably the burden.. read more
he he, this reminds me a bit of the covet poem i just wrote:) the dichotomy of coveting of the self is a fine expression I think should i tear my soul out a bit I'd have a great deal of explaining to do and i would have to get a good grip on the handle for fear the soul would hit me over the head with it! eventually they will become lovely friends but not afore a bit of scrapping I think:)

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chrysantheranium

9 Months Ago

Before healing, we must first have reason to be torn apart - scars are only signs that we've made th.. read more
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Li
This is so deep and well captured, I actually had to read it twice to fully grasp it and that makes it all the more amazing.
I especially liked the part "pokerfaces hiding the intelligent dunce"...good stuff chrysantheranium.

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chrysantheranium

9 Months Ago

I appreciate it! :)
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DAH
This is a complex poem with multiple levels of feeling and failure,
and you convey it beautifully. Yes, the enemy within is the one that
will bully us for eternity if we don't have a way to change up,
to move in a new direction of thought, but, then, we should not
believe everything that we think, either ...

Goo job!
DAH


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

chrysantheranium

9 Months Ago

Thank you kindly!
DAH

9 Months Ago

My pleasure!
That is true.
We may never leave our cage if we don't learn how to set ourselves free.
A man can't decide tie himself up and expect himself to walk the miles.

Well penned!

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chrysantheranium

9 Months Ago

Sometimes the key is in our hands, and all we need is the time to process the fact we're mentally/em.. read more
Kay Salisu Titilola

9 Months Ago

And that's true.
this is just so real .you really have a way with words .
the lines" this man soul away from life tonight"
" envious he was and envious he'd be"
really got me.


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chrysantheranium

9 Months Ago

Why, thank you, Heith! :)

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