Lost Sight


Envying those who have more

We lose sight of how to give

And in the race to be like them

We lose sight of how to live


In the want to be pedestalled

We lose sight of the ledge we climb

Shiny bobbles to keep us fooled

We lose sight of how precious time


When wealth is all we idolize

We lose sight of just who we are

When looking down from up above

We lose sight of our guiding star


And here lies man’s great tragedy

For there is more in life to find

Having sight does not mean we see

When we choose to remain so blind


23 Responses to “Lost Sight”
  1. beth says:

    yes, even though our eyes are open, we may not really see. time to wake up and put things in perspective. nicely written, brad

  2. This is such a strong poem, exceptionally written. If one focuses on helping others and improving themselves world will be a lot better place. Envy, comparison and unhealthy competition have never helped. Hope your wonderful worlds reach people and they see things more clearly.

  3. Poignant and meaningful!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I guess that’s why greed and envy are two of the deadly sins…

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Yes! You are so right! This poem is wonderful my friend, it has a lot of truth within those beautiful words. I’ve always thought that those who do not wish to see are the true blind folk…lovely verses and great work!

  6. DC Gilbert says:

    Great poem, and sadly, most appropriate for this day and age

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is so beautifully written my friend and so true. I love this poem Brad such an important message. Have an amazing week my friend. Love ❤️ Joni 💕❤️

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    Well done, Brad. We need to keep our eyes on the things that matter.

  9. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    Once again, my brother has written a poem that moves me deeply inside.

  10. Ms.T.J says:

    So very true. Well written mate

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