Crystal Korzinsky Chambers

Rookie (1970 / Pittsburgh PA)

Blind Deafness Of The Other - Poem by Crystal Korzinsky Chambers

Often I wonder when you will
see how ignorant you are
when you try to push your
way over my will
when you try to demonstrate
your superiority
I oft' wonder how long
it will take for you
to gain a modicum of familiarity -
when I feel so strongly to smart you
hoping it would help
knowing it won't
Hating you for being so arrogant
Your own stupidity blinds you
but, that is the point of stupidity
That you are blind to it's effect
except that you think
that you are all knowing
all perceiving
Your eyes are closed to
the brilliance of the minds around you
So little you think of yourself
you follow in the ways of your
predecessor; so little do you awaken
your perceptions
you walk in the the same foggy path
happily, almost taunting the same fate
of marriage set by example before you
that you would lash out and hurt
the friend you have
so that you mold existence
to the misery you only know
to be true
Wake up! I tell you
I yell, hoping your ears
will suddenly burst and allow
the way others see to infect you
to enlighten you
to broaden your horizon
The madness of knowing
that there is nothing I can give you
nothing I can say
nor do
nor think
nor act upon
to infect you to a greater awareness
or caring
of how others are
But then, I suppose
first you'd have to care
...about anything.

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  • (7/18/2005 1:08:00 AM)

    CRYSTAL CHAMBERS! Your name is a potential poem! I like your Blind Deafness...a lot! I have two recommendations: (1) 'superiority' perhaps? and (2) 'existence'? Maybe...Sometimes I AM the subject of your poem AND I relate to your frustration in dealing with this kind of individual.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 17, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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