#alittlebitblind

A LITTLE BIT BLIND

I wonder what our world would be like if everyone was blind.

I wonder how our world would look…and feel in our minds.

 

It’s true we could not see the sunrise paint it’s colors across the sky.

We could not see our children’s smiles without the use of eyes.

 

But wouldn’t it be harder to be prejudiced if our sight was kept within…

If we couldn’t see the differences in the color of our skin?

 

It’s true we could not see rainbows, or the colors of the rose

or the change of leaves in Autumn…or the pure white winter snows.

 

But wouldn’t it be harder to go to war…wouldn’t all fighting have to wait

If we could not see the people…the ones we’re supposed to hate?

 

It’s true we could not see the oceans glimmer, or the gentle summer breeze.

We could not see it move the clouds…or ruffle through the trees.

 

But there would be no need for guns…to settle our disputes

If we couldn’t see the person over there whom we’re supposed to shoot.

 

Of course we live in a world where most of us can see…

where prejudice and war and guns…make up our history…

 

But sometimes I'm inclined to wonder 

if our world wouldn’t be a little more kind

If each and every one of us…

 

were just a little bit blind.


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