Eleanor Best

A Blind But Seeing Eye

You say you have no future,
That it hurts too much today,
But one day you'll be free,
From the surroundings of pain.
Everyday a small grain vanishes,
Eventually the sorrow's worn away,
I promise you with all my heart,
It won't always be this way.
And suicide's never painless,
People are left behind,
To deal with all the misery,
That made you want to hide.
I am always with you,
In your heart and in your mind,
If things become too much,
A shelter you must find...

Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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  • Bronze Star - 2,463 Points John Richter (11/26/2014 8:16:00 AM)

    Suicide is always an ugly affair - one dying for thoughts of being unloved - mourned by those with thoughts that they didn't love enough. A prison for both. Quite a lovely poem. Here's another I'd like to share with you Eleanor

    Suicide – such a nasty, nasty thing.
    What measures bring it -
    which have gone unseen?

    Tis eye for eye, or I for nay,
    but never in-between…
    As thoughts degrade us – nearly fade us
    bringing a death unclean.

    For as the body lay -
    in death’s embracing way -
    mourners shower the day -
    with tears of thoughtless loss.

    For there lays he -
    death certainty -
    as others bear his cross.
    © 2014 John Allen Richter
    ......................... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,737 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (11/26/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    Face the challenges and experiences of life and never attempt or think about suicide. After all what is after suicide and from one escapes, from realities, from sufferings, but those are all part of the worldly life. A great meaningful poem and very much liked. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,882 Points Kim Barney (11/26/2014 2:47:00 AM)

    Great poem and wonderful message. Suicide is never the answer. So many loved ones are hurt with every suicide. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/26/2014 2:21:00 AM)

    bEAUTIFUL TITLE-A Blind But Seeing Eye and so the poem lovely (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,005 Points Rajnish Manga (11/26/2014 1:18:00 AM)

    Congratulations, Eleanor. The poem is worthy of being ranked high. It carries a very powerful heart to heart message for those who are left with no hope in life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Elena Lempp (11/26/2013 5:37:00 AM)

    I think this is a poem that might inspire people to keep on living despite their misery. It is important to remember, that there are always people who are hurt when we are gone. Always. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (11/26/2013 4:13:00 AM)

    Quite impressive. Whatever the situation, there is hope for the future. Great write! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 962 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (11/26/2013 12:55:00 AM)

    Yes, nothing is permanent, neither joy nor sorrow; what is painful now will soon go; but we must live, live, live and live because there is only one life...and we live but once. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Nurain Ali-balogun (11/26/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    Great flow of words, and great poetry in all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Moriah Reyes (12/1/2009 4:45:00 PM)

    It was beautiful and very caring. :) Thats sweet of you to write. :) I loved it! Thank you for sharing this. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Houseman (6/12/2009 7:44:00 AM)

    hi, thankyou for sharing your very touching and meaningfull poem..it meant alot to me, thanx.x (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 639 Points Louis Rams (6/2/2009 7:25:00 PM)

    you have put your writings to the test
    now i see why your last name is best.

    gr8t write ten (Report) Reply

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