I see not

Day 9: Eyes or what do you see

I see but don’t see

what I don’t want to see

poverty, plastic, pollution, politics

I put my blinkers on and

pretend these do not exist!

I turn a blind eye to

injustice, inequality and ineptitude


I can’t change the age old norms!

I wear sunglasses to save me

from the glare of

uncomfortable, unpalatable and raw truth!

I am the proverbial blind bat

refusing to use my eyes!

(Written for OctPoWriMo)

48 thoughts on “I see not

  1. You have captured the state of mind for far too many…. it’s easy to turn a blind eye, much harder to see all the problems in the world. The proverbial blind bat – brilliant! ❤️❤️

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    1. It is very easy and that’s the reason we have to remind ourselves to get angry and initiate change. The activist in me raises her voice now and then. Thanks a lot, Rachel. ❤️❤️

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  2. This is an interesting perspective. I mean, from “eyes” and “what do you see” to both seeing and not seeing at the same time. Me, I love me a good duality – the more absolute, the better! Also, there is an element of necessity to this – one does need to keep reasonably sane, after all.

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    1. Thanks a lot! For the previous two prompts I had taken a nostalgic trip, so I thought this would be a nice variation. Yes, you are right,one needs to cling to sanity.


  3. There is so much truth here – most people prefer not to see. Yet it won’t truly absolve them and it definitely doesn’t solve the problems. This was a powerful one!


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