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  A Chance
by J. Allen Wilson
Friday, December 12, 2003


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I often times write of darkness of the soul, but what if this darkness involved more than just my mind?


 

 


 


The darkness that lay forever before me,


Cast cinderblock shadows on my mind.


Few even know me, seldom my heart they hear.


They only know that eternal night I posses,


And that I, a stranger in the shadows,


am blind.


 


Days are as the blackest of night


For those of us, who possess no sight.


Seldom if ever do we hear,


Words of kindness hope or cheer.


Some of us are even cast away,


Put in homes, or institutions to stay.


“Out of sight, out of mind”


I imagine them to say.


 


Yeah though my friend, this I pray,


And hearken to this lament today.


We only wish to be free,


 And hindered not by the confines


of a shallow preconceived mind.


 We only ask a productive life to lead.


A chance to love


To live and


 to laugh,


even though we are blind.


 J. Allen Wilson © 2003




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Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/15/2008
This is excellent and leaves the reader with much to contemplate.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 12/12/2003
This is excellent Allen I often do also so I can relate to this one and many of your poems..TY

Peg
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 12/12/2003
You make me wish good upon my blind friend.
I shall email him tonight. Thank you Allen.
Bless your soul. Thanks for reviews too!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 12/12/2003
wonderful poem and indeed sentiments Allen, Iknow theses feelings too, but isn't there a saying, cuz you thought you saw, yet indeed were ye blind, and because ye exclaim ye blind yet cn ye see, thanks al

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