Seeing is Believing

by Maher   Dec 17, 2020

I once heard some wisdom from a friend, would you like to hear it?
I see you nodding at your screen, so maybe I'll write it out.

He told me that we're all deaf and our eyes now hear better than our ears;
that every whisper is a flutter of colour that refuses to speak.
Try to make out what they're saying - you'll only hear what pleases the eye.

Every alley of downtrodden brothers;
you're deaf.
Every slum of broken children;
the sound of their charity ad smiles.
Every mother that wanes with age;
the sound of you always being right.

Every website of shameless acts;
that one's loud enough to mute.

The world has fallen upon rusted ears.
With every waking moment and Valium night
it begs for your mercy, but you won't listen.
Ocean waves roar your name in sets of seven,
while the salty breeze just adds to your rust.

But damn, that view is pretty.


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  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    Maher, this is a wonderful perspective especially as recently I've been told my left eyes peripheral vision is going.
    Take care, Em x

    • 2 months ago

      by Maher

      I'm sorry to hear Em :(

  • 2 months ago

    by Skyfire

    Very interesting take on viewing the world through our own biases. And I love the last line!

    • 2 months ago

      by Maher

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Amen to this. If we are blessed with hearing we should use it. Eyes only see what the mind believes. Whereas the ears tune in, require, no desire more input before they draw any rash conclusions.

    Nice piece, Maher. I hope you are well.

    • 2 months ago

      by Maher

      Thank you, my friend. I agree, we all should listen a little more, myself included.

      I'm well and I hope you're far better.

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