veeraiyah subbulakshmi

When I Fail To See - Poem by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

When I fail to SEE the suffering of people,
Do not call me a visually impaired,
But call me a blind.

When I ignore the agony of hard labor,
Do not call me a physically handicapped,
But call me a crippled.

When I am inaudible to the cries of help,
Do not call me a hearing impaired,
But call me a deaf.

When we, the able bodied find it tough,
To survive under the comfortable condition,
How do the disabled survive under the hostile limitation?

Comments about When I Fail To See by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

  • Gold Star - 36,621 Points * Sunprincess * (9/1/2012 9:21:00 PM)

    excellent write...with a great message.. :) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 410 Points Bee Kilpatrick (2/10/2012 11:01:00 PM)

    Very powerful, well said. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Greg Uhan (12/24/2011 2:28:00 AM)

    Wow. Powerful question presented here. What a poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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