Seen

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Walk a mile in the shoes of the helpless

Feel how it feels to carry their burdens

Drag the heaviest realities to the waters edge

And watch them sink like a stone into the depths

 

Opinions formed through sheer ignorance

Can make a chip on the shoulder unbearable

Causing bricks and mortar to crumble away

Leaving only an unfeeling heart laid bare

 

Cast not the first stone of dismissive arrogance

As it will do more damage than ever imaginable

Casual remarks blister and burn when left unchecked

Leaving the truly innocent to beg the question “why”?

 

Tread lightly all ye of the wicked forked tongue

Speak not of those less fortunate without knowing

Ignorance is only bliss to the blissful idiot

And an idiots words can cause cities to burn

 

Words of shameful taunting or cruel intent

I pray shall never find my lips unguarded

 I have seen the light cast by those less fortunate

And it is as brilliant as a thousand suns

 

I have carried the heaviest realities on my shoulders

And they have prevented any chip from ever forming

I have been behind the eight ball and watched it roll

All while wishing I could zip shut my bloodshot eyes

 

So choose your words wisely when spoken with contempt

Realize that the knowledge gained through experience

Carries much greater importance than weightless words

Thrown about without regard for those who actually know

 

I hope to stand arm in arm with the downtrodden

Sharing the unique bond of having known the other side

Privilege should never breed any form of contempt

Understood by those who have seen what I have seen

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12 responses to “Seen

  1. Reblogged this on The Eclectic Poet and commented:
    This piece spoke to me in ways that I can’t fully convey.I guard closely the personal that is left of my “personal life”.
    The stanza:
    “Tread lightly all ye of the wicked forked tongue
    Speak not of those less fortunate without knowing
    Ignorance is only bliss to the blissful idiot
    And an idiots words can cause cities to burn
    Is the one that has perfectly captured how I feel about a specific situation that seems without end.
    And so sharing these wise words…

  2. I also liked this: Tread lightly all ye of the wicked forked tongue

    Speak not of those less fortunate without knowing

    Ignorance is only bliss to the blissful idiot

    And an idiots words can cause cities to burn

    Thanks for sharing!

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