Then and Now

My eyes,
they were clear once
and saw- without much knowing,
the world
as it was to me then
a glistening thoughtless place-
in sharp and bright actuality.

And now,
crippled as they are
ravaged by disease and agony
they see,
a world
in dim and darkened filth
a pure and simple

1 comment:

lindagrace said...

This is so sad! Reality, yet sad. How can we help others appreciate what they have? I know I always said I appreciated my health, but it wasn't until I lost it that I understood what it meant!