A Blind Man with a Pen

Dawn breaks on an open field
as I rouse myself from sleep:

the carnal-perfumed pasture,
the wolves amidst the sheep.

A vulture glides above me,
there’re likely more of them, as I
make my way beneath slate-grey skies
in this land of stones and serpents’ dens.

In my time I’ve been a wanderer
roaming here and there and more,
and on my road I’ve seen the toll
of greed, and hate, and war.

As a child I dreamed of flying,
I would soar above my bed,
then off into the magic realms
that beckoned to me, far ahead!

I didn’t know that sparrows fall
nor did I know that stories end,
I thought it would go on and on
or at least I wanted to pretend.

How bright was my desire,
far brighter than my fear, yet now
the urge to seek, to know, to travel
with the wind, lies squandered
like the morning light
on a blind man
with a pen.

blind man


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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4 Responses to A Blind Man with a Pen

  1. marcelvuijst says:

    Ah, the tune of the happy idiot.

    To You Dear Brother, Salut!

  2. Alisha says:

    beautiful poem…thanks for sharing respected brother Bob !!

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