Not Destiny, If

One day the blind will lead the blind
And we will all succumb.
It will not matter what we do,
Our senses will be numb.

We will not bat an eye as earth
Spills blood upon the ground,
Or cry as children fade away
Like ghosts without a sound.

Clear warning signs will not impede,
Trees crashing in despair;
Stumbling, mumbling, in our greed,
We’ll sit and blankly stare.

Without our sight, we will not see
The havoc we have wrought.
Though it’s begun, not destiny
If vision can be taught.

91 thoughts on “Not Destiny, If

  1. Some very wise sentiments in this poem Cubby. One hopes it will never be ‘too late.’

    1. That is the hope indeed. πŸ™‚

  2. Very well said. Important message in this poem. Excellent Cubby as always x

    1. I’m glad the message was clear. πŸ™‚

  3. I hope its not too late….Very well said.

    Shrimp

  4. I like the clairvoyance in the poem like it’s about to happen and it’s far from now. Great poem, inspiring

    1. Unfortunately not far, but this is how I believe many people feel. Thank you for your lovely thoughts. πŸ™‚

      1. Ooops sorry about that must have type in a rush. I actually meant not far from now. Thanks for appreciating too. I like your work

  5. Not destiny because of words and thoughts and spirit with ideas to change the times. Beautiful read Cubby and a wonderful message. Thank you for sharing it.x

    1. Yes, not destiny but a very sad possibility.

      1. Everything will be well. It’s all in hand, I believe.x

  6. Children fading away like ghosts–that’s a hard one, truly.

    1. Aye, that is a hard one. 😦

  7. Interesting point of view. And I think it holds some truth. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for your thoughts! πŸ™‚

  8. oh such lines.. a touching poem.
    thankyou

    1. Many kind thanks to you as well. πŸ™‚

  9. The blind are already leading the blind

    1. It has begun, but it is not too late.

  10. I like your last hopeful line…yet fear that for the most part, you are not speaking of an obscure future but a too sad present. Grrrreat poem.

    1. Aye, it is not an obscure future, but not too late to change.

      1. True, we just have to stop for a moment in our all consuming consumerism…

  11. Good work Cubby. Keep the passion. The world needs you.

    1. The world needs everyone to open their eyes. Many thanks for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  12. Lets hope we can open our eyes in time. Thank you for another great poem.

    1. The question is, can vision be taught? For if it can, why do we live in a blind world?

      1. Vision cannot be taught but blindness can. Or being taught to look the other way. Shame huh?

  13. What a beautiful piece: “One day blind will lead the blind. Our senses will be numb.” A charming concept of the blind and the numb. Well done friend…

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  14. Even those who have the vision to see this happening aren’t enough. I already feel that it has begun and builds in speed, relentlessly, and will not be stopped. Many, like you, have cried out the warnings that too few will not heed…they are already blind. Excellent poetry, and I wish I could believe that it’s not our destiny.

    1. Yes, it has begun. We need to educate and teach others globally before we see any real change.

  15. Very powerful poem, Cubby. Hopefully many will heed its message.

  16. This is ominous and powerful, that second stanza heart-breaking

    1. Hopefully not inevitable, although we see it already happening.

  17. toad (chris jensen) October 7, 2013 — 8:00 am

    Reblogged this on Keptmeprisoner.

  18. Amen! Powerful and true message. I love the way you bring it!

  19. There is no fate, but what we make…

    1. What we make ends up being our destiny, a destiny of our making, not one predestined.

      1. Agreed! πŸ™‚

  20. Johnny Ojanpera October 7, 2013 — 9:16 am

    We’re close right now, but I like the lining of hope in your last line. Very pertinent. Good job.

    1. Thank you for your thoughts. It is indeed close, but there is still hope. πŸ™‚

  21. I’d say that day came and went long ago sadly. I try and stay positive but I think there’s maybe 15% of the world actually awake behind the wheel anymore. I applaud you though for speaking your mind, it’s a terrible thing to waste.

    1. Don’t knock the 15%. The world is ruled by less that that in the hands of the powerful. J.K. Rowling has more influence than millions of people.

      1. Oh I’m with you Cubby and I see what’s happening, much more than I’d like at times but my eyes are open. J.K. Rowling would have major influence if she’d actually written any of those books herself but that’s a topic for a different day haha! I hope you’re right though, I hope the 15% can turn the tide and right this ship!

  22. ooh, going dark today!! love this, but I think it won’t be Earth spilling the blood, but stupid humans as usual! it would be amazing if only half the population had vision to see farther than their own nose!!. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, that would be amazing indeed. Maybe we are meant to go the way of the dodo, but I hope not.

  23. Intelligent insight πŸ™‚ Excellent writing Cubbiemiester.

      1. πŸ™‚

  24. You have succeeded in so eloquently and hauntingly describing where our despicable society is headed.

    1. Yes, where it is heading, but not inevitably, I hope.

  25. Wise, solemn words here. Beautifully written, just sad it has to be true.

    1. Yes, I agree that the truth is sad. Thank you for your thoughts. πŸ™‚

  26. Food for thought, you put it out there as clearly as if was milk in coffee.

    1. Hehe I like the cut of your jib! πŸ™‚

  27. Beautifully written,like it Cubby!

  28. tremendous, wonderfully put, dear Cubby!

    1. You are too kind! Many thanks. πŸ™‚

  29. Such a beautiful poem to read, and the message is so real…not sure I feel hopeful for my grandchildren:( Just love this!!

    1. I think your grandchildren would be okay…it would be your great, great, great grandchildren that I would be worried about.

  30. Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    Something to truly think about and so beautiful written…a must read!

  31. We all are in the same plight…

  32. Powerfully (and sadly) prophetic Cubby.

      1. Me too. πŸ™‚ Hope is the shadow of words and deeds, no matter the issue at hand that takes the sun away.

  33. Powerful, energetic, inspiring! This poem has a direct and forged feel to it.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. πŸ™‚

      1. They were well deserved. You’re welcome.

  34. Finally, Cubby takes on the apocalypse! And all with such grace πŸ™‚

    1. I just hope I am not alive to see it.

  35. I love this. True and perfect in every single way. Wonderful and a warning that will sadly go unheeded.

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