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A One Eyed Man

Rating: 4.8
This man with only one good eye,
Had labored long to find
The path to God, in a troubled world
That seemed completely blind.

He saw man's temples rise and fall,
He saw nature's wrath prevail;
He saw the mighty dominate
The humble, meek and frail.
He studied faith's theologies
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Hans Vr 19 April 2014
Beautiful. Life journey searching for truth. As long as we keep searching for Truth with a big T, we will keep discovering new things with the eye of our mind. Thought provoking and very nicely written poem.
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Gleb Zavlanov 03 August 2013
This is an incredible, well-crafted poem. I really enjoyed it. Thanks and keep up the great work!
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Heather Wilkins 03 August 2013
a good last stanza he could have looked through his third eye and seen all.
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Patricia Grantham 27 March 2013
Well Joseph you have really climbed on the top of the mountain with this one! A person can be totally blind and experience and learn a lot more than someone who can see. In the case of the one eyed man his sight was limited but his heart was not. I truly enjoyed this excellent write.
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Ray Quesada 06 November 2012
He saw man's temples rise and fall, He saw nature's wrath prevail; He saw the mighty dominate The humble, meek and frail. -- -- Joseph, this was my favorite part of your poem; I think the temples can be interpretted literally, but can also represent man's Ego, how a man's accomplishments through life continue to blind him from seeing himself as he truly is...but then in death it is taken all away, and all the power, wealth, etc. is like a crumbling monument to man's greed and ignorance. BEAUTIFUL poem my friend! ! !
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John Brown 25 September 2012
A great poem Joseph - and a killer last verse. I reckon it's good that we don't know what's around the corner, at least most of the time.
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Simon Odhiambo 06 August 2012
This one eyed man, must have 'forseen' his death. And now with both eyes clossed, he sees what we cannot see. Thanks for this poem
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Karen Sinclair 09 July 2012
Oooohhh Ahhhh! ! ! this caught me so off guard the last few lines brought every piece of my emotions to stand up to attention....lost one tear....beautiful piece, , , bravo dear joseph
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Walterrean Salley 08 May 2012
Those with two good eyes couldn't see as much as the man with only one eye. So, I doubt that having two good eyes would have inabled the one-eyed man to see what is on the other side. A very thoughtful and clever write. I'm sorry for the man's loss of life.
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Valerie Dohren 01 May 2012
Excellent writing, food for thought.
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