See for Me

See for Me

A Poem by Debbie Barry
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A new nursery rhyme, inspired by my own severe vision loss, intended to resemble a traditional nursery rhyme.

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See for Me

 

What color’s the sky, dear?

My poor eyes can’t see.

It’s blue as a bird’s egg,

Grandam, so it be.

 

What color’s the meadow?

My poor eyes can’t see.

It’s green as an em’rald,

Grandam, so it be.

 

What color’s the night, dear?

My poor eyes can’t see.

It’s black as a coal pit,

Grandam, so it be.

 

What color’s the flame burn?

My poor eyes can’t see.

Grandam, it’s as golden

As my love for thee.            

© 2018 Debbie Barry


Author's Note

Debbie Barry
Initial reactions and constructive criticism welcome. This is meant to feel like a traditional nursery rhyme of the 18th century.

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This was a beautiful piece of work. Simple but very loving.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Diane! I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it.
I think you've hit your target spot on! Nice work. As I read it, I could easily imagine some simple melody or rhythmic rendition. And the simple love and clarity of the situation come across with sensitivity. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Nigel! I'm truly pleased that you enjoyed it. I deeply appreciate your supportive comme.. read more
this is one touching poem it talks about the love of a grandchild towards his/her grandma, kudos to the grandchildren who has this kind of love they are being raised right.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Sette. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it.

The real people who inspir.. read more
So beautiful and so wonderful poetry dear Debbie. This is poetry. Support to make you feel good. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry. I had to read again. You made me smile.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Coyote! I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it! I'm happy to know it made you smile, my.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome Debbie. I enjoyed this one.
Debbie Barry

2 Years Ago

Thank you again.

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Added on March 4, 2018
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Tags: poem, grandchild, grandmother, simile, color, sight, visually impaired, vision loss, blind, nursery rhyme, love, helping

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI



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I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..

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