The Human Senses: "Dilemma", a poem
How could I decide which sense to forfeit?
If only four of my five senses
I were fated to retain,
which one could I better part with
that would cause the lesser pain?
VISION -- so much to see
To see the world that’s all ‘round me
and the ones I hold so dear
is of paramount importance
but…what if I couldn’t hear?
A world without music?
Hearing....do we take it for granted?
Music is a blissful pleasure
and a pure unbridled joy
Could I bear a world that’s silent?
I think not—don’t want to know!
Smell - so many fragrances and scents!
Smelling is a wondrous sense!
Fragrances abound around me
flowers, smell of fresh-mown hay,
scents that range from sweet to pungent,
smells of night and smells of day
Sweet, salty, sour, bitter
So many tasty foods...so little time!
Taste is needful to indulge in
rounds of epicurean delight
Thousands of tiny sensor taste buds
Give exquisite pleasure from each bite
Touch can be therapeutic
People of all ages respond to touch
Textures rich in sensual message,
the feeling of a hand upon one's skin
If touch were missing on the morrow,
would memory fade of how it’s been?
Don't take them for granted!
How could I possibly choose?
So, I’m wracked by indecision
Which would I keep, which let fall?
I can’t choose between sensations
Please, God, let me keep them all!
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