Misty Eyes

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Sue Vincent’s #Writephoto

Misty maven’s visit
Veils the mounts
Each day before sun saunters in
To lend its colors to all –

A fusion that fosters
Hope and harmony.
Can you sense the vibes?
Can you see the equity?

Open those misty eyes
Veiled with societal norms,
With self-written archaic laws
Look around and quit myopia

Living in the haze of past
Glowering at the inevitable change
Nursing prejudices that slash spirits
Wouldn’t change the color of blood.
© Balroop Singh

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49 thoughts on “Misty Eyes

  1. Wow! This poem is powerful and beautiful. What an amazing message. It’s time people stop pretending they don’t see what’s happening in the world. A major change is needed. It isn’t about Black vs. White or Black vs. Blue, it’s about the Human Race vs. Racism. You’re right, people need to ‘open those misty eyes.’ I love the last stanza:
    Living in the haze of past
    Glowering at the inevitable change
    Nursing prejudices that slash spirits
    Wouldn’t change the color of blood. ❤

    1. Thank you Vashti for feeling the pain expressed through misty eyes (pun intended) sadly this is a global malaise that has haunted mankind since the beginning of life.

  2. Wonderful and powerful so apt right now for your words here to be taken heed of..
    “Open those misty eyes
    Veiled with societal norms,
    With self-written archaic laws
    Look around and quit myopia ”

    Beautifully put Balroop ❤

  3. This poem caught me by surprise, Balroop. When I read the title in my inbox, I thought, it’s an emotional, love piece. Ah, no. This is another politically powerful poem. Quite the response to the misty photo! Wonderful!

  4. This speaks so strongly to the issues we are facing today and the sad state of current affairs. Like Lisa, not at all what I expected when I saw the title of the post in my inbox. You took me by surprise, Balroop, with this powerful and timely poem.

    1. Thanks Mae, with misty eyes and a heavy heart, I am calling upon those who let the mist of past sheath their eyes, refusing to see the treatment being meted out to their fellow beings.

  5. Hope and harmony! What a great wish…
    Myopia? I subscribe with the views that we humans have limited our own thoughts and horizons with rules. I do feel we can make this world a better place by relooking with a fresh perspective. Beautifully written, as always!

  6. Misty eyes is such a powerful image, Balroop. This is such a strong and needed statement, thank you for writing and sharing it.

  7. Wow, Balroop, very powerful words. I feel the anger and the pain. Humankind feels the anger and the pain. One of your comments especially resonates with me “…it’s time for looking back and forward.” “Wouldn’t change the colour of blood” brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful, yet sad. Why is there so much pain before change will happen?

    1. Thank you for understanding the emotional outburst. Some situations are incredible yet they gape at us, questioning our reaction and leaving us numb. Words offer the only channel of seeking some comfort. 🦋🌼🦋

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