Most of us do not know how blessed we are! Neither do we appreciate that we are born without any disabilities.
Just the other day, I happened to speak to a blind man while we were waiting for the same bus. That conversation was/is an eye-opener for me!
I told him how I used to admire him to know his daily route so well. He is just as independent as any one who has sight. He just smiled and said, “Well, I have gone through many, many obstacles before I learn to be independent!” He didn’t know that I’m an old man because I did not tell him so.
I asked him about the surroundings of the bus inter-change we were in. Though his description was not 100% accurate, I am still intrigued how he stored all the information in his mind!
Because of the conversation with him, I just have to write a poem which flashes through my mind there and then.
So, here it is:
Oh, tell me : What is Light?
The mighty FORCE that drives away DARKNESS!
The TORCH that illuminates the MIND!
The ENERGY that gives COLOURS and SIGHTS!
Only to those who have eyes!
Alas… in my world of PITCH DARKNESS,
No amount of LIGHT will brighten my lonely world,
Nor illuminates my craving MIND,
COLOURS and SIGHTS are NOTHINGNESS,
EMPTINESS AND FORMLESS!
LIGHT is just a SCORCHING HEAT
That warms my face and hands;
It wakes me up from my timeless sleep,
To repeat my daily routine one more time!
So, tell me what is LIGHT?
Its beauty and its majesty;
That I may know and appreciate
Its GRANDEUR and MYSTERY!