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
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 4, 2006

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