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The blind man on the street

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The blind man on the street

The blind man on the street.... He never saw the world but he understands the world through his eyes He can not walk without his white cane and dark glasses but his spirits keep on racked him with pain Some time he accompany with a dog to kill his loneliness When not wearing his special dark glasses He was always looking saddened with his red eyes and pleading to the people on the street for money When I see him then my heart becomes very heavy and I'LL throw few coins into his bowl that he holds every time I see him no matter how many times I see him in a days time He earns few dollars everyday to fulfill his hunger and thirst Some people tell that the blind men have no eyes but he can see far more than us. Because he sees everything through his heart and mind He touches us and tell about our personality He can touch any money and tell how much it is But he has to suffer for rest of his life without being able to see this world where he has born from nothing Like known as a shadow knows his shadow, so he lives as no one shadow. Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka All rights are reserved

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:06:00 AM
    God provides us with angels like this so that we have the opportunity to be truly human. He allows us to be his hands and eyes here on earth. It is good that you could see this man for more and not merely walk by and give him no thought.

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 10:47:00 PM
    so amazing dear Ravi,,, thank you for sharing your write,,, :) much luv and peace <3 Sk

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Ravi; I understand this very well. My late husband has a nephew that is blind, but he hei married. he lives in New Mexico. I believe that tey do see more than we do....... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 8:18:00 AM
    superb Ravi delicately done painting a picture of him Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Ravi, what a beauty this is. Especially love the line "...he sees everything through his heart and mind" :)

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 10:01:00 AM
    strange comment i make here, in that your poem is so visual Ravi, so caring, so sensitive. and a true gem to read...

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    Date: 6/25/2013 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Your poem is a very beautiful one and excellent dedication to our visually impaired brothers & sisters my dear friend Ravi. i love it so much. They've lost their sight but they've compensated them strongly with the other senses & special talents but still they should be treated with love and compassion.Your poem reminds me of my friends in SPED Class 6yrs. back. They were amazing. Thank you so much for sharing & your precious time reading my poem. God bless! love and hugs, Leonora

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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 4:00:00 AM
    i love light poetry, really. i remember the work of Peter Neruda who wrote childhood and poetry. ur work is really great!

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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 1:18:00 AM
    This is a very sad poem. You have seen the Blind man in his reality. I once met a blind university student in a bus. in his final year. he said when I asked. He sees only black. no other colour. but with sound and smell he identifies the world around him. his these two senses i guess are very powerful. nice plot to ponder about. thanks for your encouraging comments on mine Ravi dear !.

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    Date: 6/25/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 6/22/2013 2:46:00 PM
    a sad and sensitive poem this is, Ravi. You showed clearly the blind man's plight.

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  1. Date: 6/22/2013 11:34:00 AM
    wow! Ravi, what a poem, (story) this blind man sees far more than us... I like the way you end the poem, he lives as no ones shadow... excellent poem... Linda

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  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:54:00 AM
    People with this disability can sense much more than those who are sighted..Enjoyed reading your presentation of the topic..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

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  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Beautiful..................:):):):)

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  1. Date: 6/22/2013 8:37:00 AM
    a brilliant introspective write Ravi, As a writer you are savvy In the domain of pure compassion have a blessed day love & peace xxxvxxx

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