I Won’t Pretend

I won’t pretend that by looking with my eyes that I am actually seeing.

I won’t pretend that by hearing with my ears that I am actually listening.

For looking and seeing are two different things.

For hearing and listening are two different things too.

Let us not pretend.
Let me not pretend.

It is better to see rather than look. For it takes alot much more to be
able to see the inner beauty of a person…

It is better to listen than hear for it takes alot much more to be able
to listen to the pain of another human being…

I won’t pretend that I am able to see.
I won’t pretend that I am able to listen.

Sometimes I do. Sometimes I
fail. And it pains to be blind to another person’s inner beauty.
To be deaf to another person’s pain…

I won’t pretend.

© Ayoub Mzee Mzima 2013

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22 thoughts on “I Won’t Pretend

  1. Love it. Even though we say we won’t, we sometimes fail, like the fragile creature we are. The words are absolutely beautiful. May I re-blog to my site?

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