joseph freeman

Rookie (7-13-1950 / smithdale, mississippi)

When The Light Shines In - Poem by joseph freeman

I lived in darkness year after year
cowering in a corner filled with fear.
Noone knew what was going on
I kept to myself stayed all alone
A heart filled with hate kept them @ bay
The meanness I'd done kept them away
Then one day a light shined through
All the hateful things I'd do
To expose the hurting man inside
the man I was always trying to hide
I had to deal with the light that day
Nothing I did made it go away
Something happened, my eyes opened wide
I began to see the real me inside
I was a broken man from that day on
all of the pretense & hardness gone.
I began to face the reality there
the truth of which I was unaware
I cried for help from the depths of my soul
then God began to make me whole
I may still look like the same old man
but I've been truly born again
I have a whole new man in me
I've been redeemed I've been set free
When I leave this world behind
my Savior waiting I will find
to bring relief to this weary soul
Then @ last I will be whole

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  • (5/4/2006 11:56:00 PM)


    I can relate to this my friend..I too use to act in a way that kept people so far from me..I later in life found out is due to my raising...Since that time i found God and my life has never been the same.....I thank God for our friendship and I love reading your poetry so much..Thank you for showing me thru your poetry how wonderful God is to you and me and the rest of the world.
    God bless you
    gloria
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 4, 2006



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