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

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/9/2016 3:23:00 AM)

    Under the hostile limitation! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (2/2/2016 9:15:00 AM)

    Powerful write. This is the kind of poem that rips you apart with its boldness. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2012 11:01:00 PM)

    Very powerful, well said. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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