Genevieve Pilat

(02/1991 / New Jersey, USA)

Blind or Deaf


Would you rather be blind or deaf?
A question asked always
Yet to answer direct it's never quite easy
When the answer can lean two ways.

To be blind some may say they'd rather choose
To get rid of any horrid sight
To see no more violence, false beauty and wars
Blind all the things that aren't right.

Yet to be blind the downside is
That you'd never see true beauty
Never see what the world could potentially give
The result if you cannot see.

Then there are those that'd rather be deaf
Drown out the sounds of hate
Mute all the noises of pain and destruction
A silent world is their fate.

Yet just like blindness, deafness has a con
To remove all sounds to the ear
Never to hear laughter or true love confessed
The result if you cannot hear.

So would you be blind or deaf?
Your answer only you can choose
Yet the real question here that should be asked
Is which would you more rather lose?

Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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