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“Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”

– 1 Peter 3:4

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On this day I could hardly see
but my other senses compensated me
I had my retinopathy
examination; drops that half-blinded me
they open up the eye to light
so sensitive to the sun
I donned a pair of sunglasses
I wanted to flee; I wanted to run
blurry scenes; I could not drive
a friend drove me to the sea
he guided me to the water’s edge
he was my eyes; he accompanied me
I could hear the birds
I could hear all the words
of the many people who enjoyed this day
an Indian Summer’s day had come
to warm our hearts and comfort some
the feelings were intense; it felt like May
beneath my dark glasses I squinted and blinked
just as well the man next to me did not see me wink
my friend shouted there’s a kayak way out by the buoys
I lifted my glasses; tried to focus on the joys
usually my eyes are fairly keen
and nothing much escapes me
I’ve got intuition by the bucket load
it compensated for me visually
later that day when I got home
and my eyes began to clear
I checked my pictures excitedly
wondering had my instincts overcome my fears
looking at each frame I was filled with wonder
hardly a blurred image in sight
even though I stumbled and I blundered
an angel caught my arm; caught a bird in flight
angel’s come in many guises
I am fortunate to have one always
guiding me through my many crises
cushioning my fall along external pathways
even in the dark I am not afraid
I can see my way so clearly
because true sight does not depend
on just the eyes to see
but from deep within our souls
and the angels who love us dearly.

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Posted by Zen Beyond the LenZ on 2017-09-20 16:22:39

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