Willem VanVoorthuysen

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I Was Deaf And Blind - Poem by Willem VanVoorthuysen

For years, I lived a lonely life
in an imaginary underworld
of my own making, surrounded
by none but shifting shadows,
and mournful echoes, ..

Gone were the happiness and
laughter that we shared, until
You took here home to heaven,
and the awful pain of loneliness
made me both deaf and blind...

Thank You, God for showing me
that where there is a shadow,
there must be a light as well,
and where there is an echo,
there must nave been a sound,

Now I remember vividly again
the light that shone upon me
from her sweet, loving eyes,
the words she whispered
into my eagerly waiting ears...

It's all still there, just waiting,
to be recalled from memory,
and I'm no longer mute now,
so help me, God, to also write
about life, not only death...

Amen.


(April 6,2007)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 11, 2011


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