Sight is Knowledge

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Sight is Knowledge

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Sight is often rare, selective,

born of the need to console our egos,

to preserve equilibrium.

We see what fits into our world,

with our understanding of set limits,

and the boundaries of accepted paradigms.

What remains outside is seldom recognised,

and we become the blind victims of our bias,

the agreed ignorance of our limitations,

displayed in a blatant and revealing way.

Sight is born from experience

and the wisdom to accept truth,

to understand our darkest secrets

and to surrender to reality.

Wisdom is accepting what is there,

without the notion of seeing,

without the bias of judgement,

and the considerations of a clever mind.

Sight is a gift of truth that few possess,

an ability to perceive a broad perspective,

without the intervention of self,

and the deliberate fashioning of results.

How then do you see?

with you eyes, your heart or reality?


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks klanguedoc, glad you liked it. Thanks for reading.


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klanguedoc 5 years ago from Canada

We are all blind in one way or another, no matter our age or level of wisdom. It is just human nature. Few have the gift of foresight. Nice poem. I like underlining message.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure AliciaC, thanks for reading and taking the time to make a comment.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

There are some very interesting ideas in your poem, and lots to think about in relation to the true meaning of "sight". Thanks for sharing an enjoyable and thought-provoking poem.

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