As I sit here in the dark at home, all alone
I reflect back to all things, that I have been shown!
Outside brightly shines, the rays of the sun
While most can see it, others cannot, I am one!
Once I could see, now blindness has befriended me
I remember all the beauty, I once was able to see!
The trees coming into bud, after a cold, long winter
All of nature being renewed, as the days got longer!
Then the buds of the trees, turning into leaves
In spring, so much beauty, the eyes perceives!
Watching birds feed their young, in early morning hours
Their stunning colours as those, of the all the many different flowers!
Standing by a brook, watching the water as it rolls by
Seeing all the different fish, as they gracefully swim by!
Watching the insects, move back and forth, all over the place
Even this was beauty, for me to embrace!
As I remember all these things, the way it used to be
I wonder about those, who have never been able to see!
How does one explain all this beauty that is all around?
As in rain drops or the elegant snow flake as it falls to the ground?
The beauty of a rainbow as it stretches across the sky?
The magnificient colours of the leaves on a mountain, way up high?
How does one explain the look of joy on faces, when a baby is born?
Or the smiles of a small child, the tenderness of a newborn?
So many things cross my mind, so many things I can recall
How sad it must be, to have never been able to see at all!
I am so thankful that God gave me sight, for a short time
The beauty in my thoughts brings me joy, the beauty is all mine!
In many ways, I am grateful that I no longer see
I no longer mourn my loss, I know now, it was meant to be!
Since going blind, I have put all my faith and trust in God above
It was His way of way of turning me to Him, which I am thankful of!
When I think of it, when I could see, I was actually blind
Now that I am blind, I can see and now have peace of mind!
All praise and glory be given unto the Lord, in Heaven Above
Who has given me a new life, filled with His Eternal Love!
*In Memory of MaryAnn
By: John & Linda