Treasure Island

Aufie Zophy

(18 October 1964)

Y/ A fable


A man was blind
‘cause he kept his eyes closed all the time
He had not seen any light
He did not believe in light

A man was deaf
‘cause he kept his ears closed all the time
He had not heard any sound
He did not believe in sound

Another man
Kept his mind closed all the time
He had not received any wisdom
He did not believe in wisdom

Another man
Kept his heart closed all the time
He had not felt love
He did not believe in love

Another man
Was not aware of the beauty of his soul
He had not experienced God
He did not believe in God

And then it happened that

The blind man opened his eyes
The deaf man opened his ears
The other men opened their minds and hearts
Connected to their beautiful souls
And all became believers
And the world leaped to harmony

Submitted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Edited: Friday, May 31, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Deep inside I believe that this little fable one day will become the truth. Let us all open up.

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  • Valsa George (6/25/2013 5:10:00 AM)

    Open our windows and let light stream in, so that we will be able to look at life from a higher perspective and see things in greater radiance! Enjoyed this lovely write! (Report) Reply

  • Ambrosia A (6/11/2013 11:04:00 PM)

    Wow, so insightful. Yes, its the self 'induced' blindness, deafness.......which disturbs our own soul and others also. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (6/1/2013 6:44:00 AM)

    Amazing and the idea of senses and inner-senses met by metaphorical arrangement...great work Hans! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (6/1/2013 12:53:00 AM)

    Wow i add dis to my fav, so eloquent and inspirational, yes we have to open our mind to see God and d light. Bravo poet. (Report) Reply

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