Love is Blind

This is just a small part of our love story, told as only Freddy can tell it. ❤ –C. G.

Love is Blind

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

Love is blind,
But they don’t mind.

They take a chance,
Hope to get at least one dance.

She plans a trip;
He nearly flips!

They meet,
They greet.

She blows his mind,
Never in his lifetime met a woman so kind.

She comes back home;
His mind starts to roam…

Can’t get her out of his head.
The Lord has truly blessed this man named Fred.

She returns to Miami to help with his luggage and hold his hand.
A long train ride awaits them… Oh how grand!

The journey of a lifetime for these two lovebirds in life,
Hoping not to cause each other too much strife.

They trust one another, not knowing what’s ahead;
Only dreaming of getting off the train to a comfortable bed.

They ride and they ride, holding hands so tight;
Taking turns catching a nap, knowing the move they’re making has to be right.

After nearly a day and a half, they arrive in Their new home at last!
This part of the test so far they have passed.

As months go by, things still remain sweet.
So they make a date at the altar to meet.

March 15th was the date for sure.
Two people in love… Who could ask for anything more?

So when you find someone who makes your heart beat like a drum:
Never let them go, because true love has come!
–The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

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Long-distance Love: Accepting the Gift

Soul Reflection


Love’s Protection

O yes, he slumbers,
And he sleeps,
But never strays too far from me.

“Where you at?”
“What is that?”
Could use his cane just like a bat.

He hears my feet
And walks with me.
Not always easy, but how sweet.

So strong and tall;
I’m not that small,
But safe in arms that give their all.

From jarring sound
To snowy ground,
Such love and care at last I found!

A husband sure,
A blessing pure!
I vowed to love him evermore!

That I could be
As good as he,
A fraction of his qualities!

O yes, he slumbers,
And he sleeps,
But never strays too far from me.

Springtime Angel

A heartfelt poem by my husband, whom the Lord sent to make my dreams of love come true! It was not quite Spring when we got married, but it was a beautiful day, including a rainbow! –C. G.

Springtime Angel

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

She stole my heart like a thief In the night,
Both of us without any earthly sight.

She had a plan right from the start.
Together we vowed never to part.

The Light of the Lord guides us each day.
Together forever we promised to stay.

And so we set our wedding date
And made sure we would not be late.

Standing at the alter before the Lord and the world,
Nervous energy throughout our beings swirled.

Commitments were made as worshippers cheered.
With God’s precious blessings we have no fear.

We begin our journey as man and wife,
In friendship, Love, and loyalty for the rest of our lives.
–The Blind Poet, Freddy G.



Union Blessing

Ace in the Hole

My Poker playing’s greatest in the class;
My number never comes up winning last.

I haven’t touched the feeling of defeat,
Unless you count the lurid life I lead!

mismanaging, mistaken, made the fool,
But get it straight, I got an ace in you!

A late Quadrille for De’s “ace” prompt at
I had fun with this one! 🙂

The Easter Season: A Time for Reflection

The Easter Season: A Time for Reflection

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III.

Blessings to all of God’s children. One more day that the Lord has truly blessed us with, this being Palm Sunday. Here we are merely one Sunday away from the holy day of Easter, or as some choose to refer to as Resurrection Sunday. It doesn’t matter what reference you choose, as long as we are aware of its meaning.

Palm Sunday is the day when all the worshippers of Jesus greeted Him with cloths and palms of reverence and respect, as He was coming to Jerusalem. He humbly rode in on the least of the animals, a donkey. Jesus has always tried to teach us so many lessons in life to take full advantage of, such as Him riding in on a donkey, the least of these animals, that one would not begin to compare to this holy man of God. But that act in and of itself should be a constant reminder to us all not to ever look at the least of anything or anyone.

Jesus also taught us to love one another, not just some of us, but all of us. No matter what color, race, creed, or sexual orientation. None of us is any better than anyone else because we all are made in the likeness of our Lord. But sadly in this troubled world of ours, there are and most likely will remain narrow minded people who refuse to see the Light, even when it’s shining so brightly it could blind you.

For me, being totally blind for almost 20 years, I feel truly blessed each and every day of my life. For one, that the good Lord in all of His grace and mercy chooses to wake me each and every day. Secondly, that I was also blessed enough to be raised by good and decent parents that taught me to love one another in every sense of the word. We as God’s children should be able to love whomever we choose, no matter what anyone thinks, because we have to live our lives for ourselves, and not for anyone else. And when we go before the Almighty, we definitely will stand alone and won’t have anyone to speak for us but ourselves. When the Lord asks, did we love one another to the best of our abilities? What will be our final answer?

The Easter season should also be a time to really reflect on just how much the Lord truly loves all of his children. After all, He sent His only begotten son to make the ultimate sacrifice that not many of us would dare to give. All because He loved us so much that He gave His own life for us. How many of us can honestly say we would do the same?

Now for me personally the Lord has blessed me with an angel named Crystal, whom I without any hesitation would give my life, and I honestly without a shadow of any doubt know that she would do the same. smile. But that’s a story for another day. I just hope and pray that each and every one of God’s precious children will one day find their soul mate for life as I have, and also take heed to all Of the lessons that Jesus has so profoundly taught us. It’s never too late to receive one of God’s memos. Smile.

May the love and mercy of the Lord grant us peace within our souls and keep us all safe from harm. Amen.


The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

How Do You Know?

How do you know if you love someone?
And if your reasons are right or wrong?
How can you tell if you really belong?
By seeking the Truth in your heart.

How do you know if you do your best?
And if your answer will pass the test?
How can you tell if you’ve really been blessed?
By seeking the Truth in your heart.

How do you know if you’re torn and tired?
And if you’ve lost some deep desire?
How can you tell if you’re feeling inspired?
By seeking the Truth in your heart.

How do you know if you love someone?
And if you do, are you two? Or one?
How can you tell when the worry is gone?
By seeking the Truth in your heart.

How can you love and say, “Worry, be gone!”
By seeking the Truth in your heart!

The Sounds and Smells of Spring

Some Springtime humor from my husband. I couldn’t resist sharing this. 🙂 –C. G.

The Sounds and Smells of Spring

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

Seasons change;
thoughts rearrange.
Spring smiles come bursting through!

winter finally is laid to rest
until next year.
Oh happy day! Spring has sprung!

Old Man Winter
has taken a heartfelt hike.
Time to pull out the family bike!

Birdies are singing;
ice cream bells certainly are ringing!
These are the sounds of Spring!

Leaves are crunching;
everyone’s munching
tasty treats to make your mouth water…

The smell of funnel cakes
on trips to the neighborhood parks
folks will make.

These are the smells of Spring!
The air is filled
with a variety of aromas…

Everything from hot dogs coming from the neighborhood vender
to the bakery down the street
teasing you with the breathtaking smell of freshly baked goods!

Time to put up all of last winters gear,
and hopefully if the Winter didn’t help you gain a few pounds,
pull out the tank tops and shorts.

Some of us
might have to give Jenny a call,
but that’s ok

Because It sure feels good
to finally wake up
from the Winter’s slumber…

And smell the fresh air
and hear
the sounds of Spring!

Wishing all a blessed and most beautiful Spring season!
May God bless us all!

The Blind Poet, Freddy G.