Today’s Daily Prompt asked us whether we would give up any of our senses if we had a chance – to make one of them sharp while dulling the others. I thought that the topic lended well to a poem. I also feel that this is a far better response to Saturday’s Daily Prompt than the answer that I provided then, so I would have linked back to this post even if Daily Prompt hadn’t suggested that I do so.
I juggle up the pros and cons of each
A hard decision weighing on my mind.
With sight comes beauty –
as the shutters of my eyes close
capturing the moments in my memory.
With sound comes music –
as my ears record the melody
of the loud symphony of the world.
With taste comes exploration –
as my tongue tingles with textures
experiencing the cultures around me.
With touch comes delicacy –
as my nerves tiptoe around each other
sending signals of joy to my open mind.
With smell comes romance –
passion in a bottle
as the scents overwhelm me
showing me to my personal nirvana.
To give these up would be a sin,
to stifle them a heartache.
Each brings joy in its own right
And I would change them for the world.
Here are the others that some other bloggers have provided to the probing question:
Elixir | The Magic Black Book
Is this thing permanent? | Daily Prompt: Dulled | likereadingontrains
Daily Prompt: Dulled « Mama Bear Musings
Should You Drink The Potion? [POEM] | Ramisa the Authoress
Dulled- no thanks… (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
Dulled | Nanuschka’s Blog
If I Was A Tree In The Forest… | The Jittery Goat
Through the looking glass(es) | vicariously in love with you
Dull the senses | Geek Ergo Sum
Daily Prompt: Dulled | बंजारा