Eyes That See Not

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge – Day 27

For today’s prompt, use at least 3 of the following 6 words in your poem (using a word or two in your title is fine); for extra credit, try using all 6:


You wince at the idea
of pestilence, while festooned
in fine garments
dripping with jewels.
You cannot imagine
a life so cruel.  Ramble
on about your sad
life of ennui; think not
of others under
a cracked whip
of tyranny, starvation,
and genocide.  Hide
away in your rooms
of riches.  Facts are
just a hiccup in your
world.  Perhaps you
dwell in an alternate
universe.  Remember,
nothing is forever.
wake up, and open
those unseeing eyes.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Eyes That See Not

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    A chilling message, and so important. Great use of the words, Sara.


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