[nfbmi-talk] blind man's bluff

Christine Boone christine_boone at comcast.net
Sun Feb 19 19:09:13 CST 2012


Nice!  

CB

On Feb 16, 2012, at 11:10 PM, joe harcz Comcast wrote:

> Blind Man's Bluff
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> Joe Harcz
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> First Draft
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> September 15, 1999
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> Vacant insecure eyes overlooking blind man's bluff
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>  Masked with fearless glare.
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> An  eagle rises in the heart
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> To face the fear
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> And take the dare
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>  After momentary hesitation
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>  Icarus soars with exhilaration
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> Ever skyward
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> His eyes vacant
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> Except with hope pointing.
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>  With wings of feathers, wax and will
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> Reaching with everything inside
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>  Striving to touch the sun and sky.
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> Wanting to live before he died.
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> Knowing the thrill
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>  Of tenacity unbound.
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> Though ultimately crashing to the ground.
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>  Some say he's in hell
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> For hubris.
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>  Others say he lived hard, fast and well among us.
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> A lesson for all of us
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>  Who wish to fly,
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> Kiss the sun,
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> And ride the sky.
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> If just once
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>  Before we die.
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> Taking the measure
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> Finding the right stuff
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> To face the daily challenge when
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> Overlooking Blind Man's Bluff.
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> For those of you who think Icarus was a fool
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> Who threw it all away
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> That day.,
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> I say,
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> His immortal echo will resound, saying:
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> "At least I flew away.
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> Life is to be lived and cherished.
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> I flew majestically before I perished.
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> You stand in confused timidity,
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> Fearing to defy the gravity ,
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> That is your ultimate tragedy.
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> The wounded mortality
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> Of life 
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> That is never truly lived."
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> And no one stands alive
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> To say 
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> who was the really
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> Blind mand that day
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