Open Your Eyes and See

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Open Your Eyes and See

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Open your eyes and see,

there is such beauty in innocence,

purity in a passive heart,

and healing in selfless acts.


Open your eyes and see,

we are all the same,

colour but the glory of a rainbow,

thoughts the freedom of belief.


Open you eyes and see,

the judgement of difference, iniquitous,

the harm in hatred, destructive,

and violence the answer to nothing.


Open your eyes and see,

greed promotes segregation and oppression,

suffering is always the consequence,

and life is cheap when it is not your own.


Open your eyes and see,

struggle can be selfish, overwhelming,

share the burden, we are all in this together,

and we are one, regardless of exteriors.


Open your eyes and see,

love for one another is the only way,

kindness the only pursuit,

and understanding the glue to assimilation.


Open your eyes and see,

the corruption of money and power the devil,

the cause of all human strife and contention,

justified in the pursuit of betterment.


Open your eyes and see,

morality a paradigm in constant flux,

adjusted to our course of survival,

and to our eventual demise.


Open your eyes and see,

we have the potential of greatness,

yet choose to live in fear, within limits,

instead of connecting to one another.


Open your eyes and see,

we have the power to change,

the seed of love within us,

and the compassion to heal the world.


Open your eyes and see...



Accepting what is wrong and doing nothing about it leaves us just as culpable as the wrong doers.

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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you appreciated it Bill. Enjoy the holiday season.


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DrBill-WmL-Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

"Open your eyes and see" - wonderful concept. Thanks for bringing it alive. Neat images, too, of course! ;-)


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks a lot John, and have a great Christmas day. Take care


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

yes Tony, I agree. We need to open our eyes and see, and act. Unfortunately some people are blindfolded. When they open their eyes it makes no difference. Good poem.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Jan; I guess its all the practice.


janadelaide 2 years ago

You just get better and better Tony...XX

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