Imagine




IMAGINE

    My eyelids flickered
and, gritting teeth
I created pictures
in disbelief
    opened windows
with dazzling colours
stunning rainbows
I soon discovered
    I felt mother's face
(which I knew so well)
looked out of place
(though I daren't tell)
    a delicate rose
proved such a joy
I'd remembered smelling
when a boy
    that precarious
old squeaky gate
which in a wind
I grew to hate
    the sea roared
blues and greens
every colour inbetween
in this pipedream
    so much fantasy
though sweet as wine
I'll never see
you see, I'm blind

JAMES REID
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Submitted on January 25, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Characters 528
Words 93
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 28

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