First, I made a list of what I would miss most if I became deaf or blind. Then, I remembered the phrase dumb, deaf, and blind. Made the “and” an “or,” imagined I had a choice between the three, and created a song debating the options. Enjoy!
Dumb, deaf, or blind
If I was struck with a curse to be
dumb, deaf, or blind.
I’d choose to be dumb
and have a damn good time.
Cause the blind never see the autumn leaves.
They can’t see it coming, whatever it is.
No playing catch with their brothers in the yard.
They can’t see a woman’s hair bounce in the wind.
The deaf, they never hear any laughs or cries.
They don’t have baseball on the radio to help pass the time.
And I would never trade my lady’s heavy moan—
the sound she makes when I do something just right.
The blind never see the flush in people’s cheeks
or their rolling eyes.
The deaf don’t get the Star Spangled Banner
or the cannon fire.
The dumb drink all they want
and holler when a girl is fine.
They ain’t got much upstairs,
but they still have their ears and eyes.