Deaf, Dumb And Blind

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Deaf, Dumb And Blind


That’s what you have made of me

with those fictions that you fed,

a life of some malignancy

is into what I have been led.

I’d always thought you honest

but now after all the years I find

you’d possessed me with some story

made me deaf, and dumb and blind.


You don’t want to hear of the pain

these secrets have now caused,

rather you would shut me up;

at least placed my words on pause.

How could I have heard the truth of it

when not one word was spoken

and my faith in honesty

lies on the ground all broken.


Dumb you were when hiding it,

the words that held some truth

have now become torrential

and I’m flooded with the proof.

I may not speak, I my not shout;

I’d never control the words

that would in condemnation state

but to you would not be heard.


Blinded by you fiction,

I’d never have believed

that such a full-blown story

you could even have conceived.

You hid so much from my eyes,

kept so much from my sight;

now I’m just so well deceived,

don’t know if I can fight.


All this revelations have

made my life some toxic cloud;

you’d hidden things so very long,

are you now feeling proud?

My ignorance is no excuse,

I was clearly taken in

and now I’m left in turmoil

from the fake-ness of your spin.


That you thought so little of me,

that you just strung me along;

made my life be so malignant

when you knew that it was wrong.

How can I ever trust again?

I’ll have to leave it all behind,

are you proud of your accomplishment

of making me deaf, dumb and blind.

Submitted: October 20, 2018

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Wow. Powerful poem.

Sat, October 20th, 2018 5:58pm


Thanks for reading, jmm.

Sat, October 20th, 2018 11:40am

Flower Child

Well done. I believe many will relate to this, I sure do.

Sat, October 20th, 2018 6:12pm


Thanks so much for taking the time to read and to comment. Much appreciated.

Sat, October 20th, 2018 11:41am

Mike S.

Sad but excellent, Hull

Sat, October 20th, 2018 6:32pm


Thanks, Mike.

Sat, October 20th, 2018 11:43am

Sue Harris

There is so much anger, hurt, disillusion and utter misery contained in this piece! Such total devastation is heartbreaking to read, Hully.

Sat, October 20th, 2018 6:38pm


You got just what I meant, Sue. I thought twice about writing this, and posting it, too. But here it is, how I'm feeling right now. Thanks for giving this a read.

Sat, October 20th, 2018 11:44am

Tom Allen714

This piece really makes me think about the times I have been blind to the truth, while all those around me could see what I didn't, great piece Hull...Tom...

Sat, October 20th, 2018 8:21pm


Thanks so much for giving it a read, Tom.

Sun, October 21st, 2018 2:15am

Jeff Bezaire

It seems like no one wants to cut you a break, Hully. I'm sorry you're caught in this torrential landslide of never-ending bullshit.
Please, don't lose hope in yourself. You can fight! You can fly again someday! Keep stretching your wings and one day, they'll be strong enough to carry you off to a private island where you can enjoy peace, quiet and a good book. Believe in your own strength. You are a strong woman!

Sat, October 20th, 2018 9:26pm


A nice idea, Jeff. Thanks so much for reading this.

Sun, October 21st, 2018 2:22am

moa rider

Tough going for you Mama Hullabaloo, I hope the empathy directed in your direction eases things. Pole. Usianguke

Mon, October 22nd, 2018 2:55am


Thanks so much for that, Moa. It's really appreciated.

Mon, October 22nd, 2018 10:25am

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