poet Adeline Foster

Adeline Foster

~to See

~ To See


I saw a man unreasoning
Yet sure that he was right,
Unable to admit that some
Possess a different sight.

I threw a thought out to the world;
A different way of seeing,
And to my lintel they converged
To condemn my very being.

Like vultures on a carcass
They picked the bones to see
If, for some flaw, they could reject
The responsibility to see.

Topic(s) of this poem: poem

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 6, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Comments about ~to See by Adeline Foster

  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (5/29/2016 3:17:00 PM)

    But the problem was not me!

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  • Sue Ann Simar (6/22/2008 4:10:00 AM)

    The third stanza does not read as smoothly as the first two. It's a pleasure to read some rhyming poetry that's done with such expertise.

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  • Chuck Audette (11/7/2007 4:05:00 PM)

    Felt like an Emily Dickinson piece, with a nice rhymes and a bit of a moral. Lovely.
    -chuck

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  • Martin Swords (8/16/2007 7:22:00 PM)

    this is a wonderful not- so- simple poem.
    a big idea succinctly addressed.
    last verse 'see' x 2 expected to read 'me'
    'the problem that was me'

    thanks
    Martin

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