What does being an idol really mean? We invited you to write about what idols mean to you. Maybe there is an idol in your life that inspires you in some way or you’ve got something to say about what an idol is or should be.
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Philip Mee from Kinmel Bay, Conwy ISBN: 978-1-84418713-3
Moll is blind: She thinks the word unkind Desultory and absurd; She 'sees' with the keenest of ears With her sense of taste and receptive nose. Familiar with the fertile earth Around her ten searching toes. Moll moves in shadows and silhouettes In shimmering folds of shade; She has a mastery of consciousness Even when the purple falls as light begins to fade. Silence is her symphony of philharmonic sound She hears every movement played in the air or on the ground: And tricks her imagination with surreal inspiration Until her mind becomes an atomic burst of colour Shaping her dreams on the anvil of night Drawing them into submission Until all is how it should be And nothing is all that it seems. Her eyes, she says, are her diamonds Cut to catch the subtlety of light; Rocks of ice yet still alive Despite their trammelled sight. Set to accentuate her face with bijoux cut precision To perfection ground and honed; A brace of gems more precious Than Rockefeller ever owned. She can hear the green of growing grass The crystalline white of a cascade of snow; The honey'd ebb of sunset to the dark horizon far below. She divines the musk of the change to rain She can touch a wound and feel the pain. Yet when the rara avis flies, When she needs a pair of seeing eyes, She will ask to borrow mine. 'Of course,' I say. 'No problem; always a pleasure, Moll.' She hooks my voice with a baited stare, The one that always lands my heart, And whispers over beaming lips, 'You know: you are my eye-doll!'
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