Re: J.D. Read's "A Friend of Mine is Going Blind"

A FRIEND OF MINE IS GOING BLIND
John Dawson Read

A friend of mine is going blind and in the darkness
He can see so much better than me
How he cherishes each new thing that he sees
They are locked in his head
He will save them for when he's in darkness again

He can't read books, he can't paint pretty pictures
But his vision's much clearer than mine
For he knows that all he's missing with his eyes
Is more vivid in the mind when a man is going blind
So he says he doesn't mind

Won't you sing, Tommy Davidson, of things that you have seen
Sing of winter's bite and summer nights and places you have seen
Sing of dewdrops, forget-me-nots, the silver silky sheen
That plays across the morning meadow on the hillside

This friend of mine, he plays guitar and sings his songs so well
He sings so much better than me
He can sing you any pictures that you see
He will sketch hem out in time, draw the details in the lines
Then he colors it with rhyme

And oh how he loves his guitar and it loves him
And they play so much sweeter than me
As if to say that come the day when he can't see
He will have at his command so much beauty in his hands
That the loss won't come so hard

Won't you sing, Tommy Davidson, of things that you have done
Sing of silver seagulls sailing into evening's golden sun
Sing of city streets and villages and people on the run
Won't you show them how it's done, Tommy Davidson

A friend of mine is going blind but through the darkness
He can see so much better than me
How he cherishes each new thing that he sees
They are locked in his head
He will save them for when he's in darkness again
A friend of mine is going blind

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