Greg Oosterhouse

Rookie (02-20-1976 / Grand Rapids, MI)

'I Saw Light' - Poem by Greg Oosterhouse

I saw light
In a place as dark as night.
I saw light.

Somehow it doesn't seem right,
To see darkness, where once there was light.
Somehow it doesn't seem right.

You saw hope
At the thought of ridding yourself of this burden.
You saw hope.

They saw hope
At the thought of having one like me.
They saw hope.

They saw
A nursery with a crib, bottles and toys,
Clothes, diapers, all of the joys.
A messy face, messy bib, spat out peas,
First steps, first words, scraped knees.
Happy, worrisome, and hectic days,
New friends, bullies, and school plays.
First love, dates, and heartbreak,
Smiles, dents in the car, headaches.
Parties, prom, graduation,
Fights, groundings, frustration.
College, career, marriage and family,
Visits, holidays, grandkid glee.

The doctor saw tears
As he told them that they cannot have one of their own.
The doctor saw tears.

They saw their hopes and dreams shatter
As a glass dropped to the floor.
They saw their hopes and dreams shatter.

They saw other couples
With their babies in their arms.
They saw other couples.

I see light
As the Heavenly Father holds me in His arms.
I see light.

Lord, there is none beside, nor before You.
Domine Deus, tu solus sanctus. Amen.

© Greg A. Oosterhouse,3-7-2007

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 28, 2011

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