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Blind Man in the Rain

(for C.)

I know your frustration –
I can see it in your eyes
The daytime teased you with idle thoughts
And the nighttime wore a disguise

They never give us any disclaimer
An apologia at the start
The only way to plunge into this race
Is with an undivided heart

We stammer and we choke
Over words of love and pain
Wearing that invisible yoke
Like the blind man in the rain
Like the blind man in the rain

The suffering endures
The seasons bear the years
The roots that entangle, the boughs that
Suffocate us in shadows and fears

My son, look out your window
There’s light behind that tree
Let it lift your undivided heart
To perfect totality

For we stammer and we choke
Over words of love and pain
Wearing that invisible yoke
Like the blind man in the rain
Like a blind man in the rain

And if you should trip and fall
And there’s no one for your moans
I’m deep in that alley with you
My boy, you’ll not be alone

Tho we stammer and we choke
Over words of love and pain
Wearing that invisible yoke
Like a blind man in the rain
Just like the blind man in the rain

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 1/8/2020 7:56:00 AM
The sheer love for friendship is all over this poem, Keith. "For we stammer and we choke Over words of love and pain" Nicely done.
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Keith Dovoric
Date: 1/8/2020 9:14:00 AM
Thanks so much for appreciating!