Poems and Poetry: A Blind Man’s Thoughts

Kicking off National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), I share these contemplations by
The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

Poems and Poetry: A Blind Man’s Thoughts

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

What Is the true definition of a poem? It has many meanings to many different people. It can be a special way to express one’s deepest and most heartfelt feelings for another. It can also be a way to unburden oneself from life’s stressful moments.

When you combine the heart and the mind together, what you have Is a recipe for whatever you feel is on your mind. Poems are also one of life’s most beautiful ways to tell someone how much you deeply care and can’t come up with the courage to do so.

Poetry Is as much a part of life as water and sunshine are to a flower. How sad this world of ours would be If not for the raw, pure, emotional art form we call poetry!

God Bless all of the poets, past and present of the world. And may God bless us all.


The Blind Poet, Freddy G.


Power of His Love

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Happy Resurrection Sunday! As Romanian Christians greet each other:

“Christ is risen!”

“He is risen indeed!”

Have a happy, blessed, and peaceful Easter – and remember: Christ is for you!

1. The Father makes the flowers bloom
In colors warm and bright.
For love of all His children,
He shines the bless’ed light.

2. The Father gives another
For each of us to hold
And know His tender blessing
Of love within our souls.

3. The Father sent His only Son
To wash away our sins.
To demonstrate His love,
Jesus died and rose again.
Refrain: (2x)

Jesus paid our price
By the power of His love.

Love’s resurrecting power
Lights the dawn from darkest hour.
Each blessing that He showers
Comes from the Lord above.
And Jesus gave His life,
The greatest sacrifice,
As payment for our price
By the power of His love.


I Am the Life

The Least of These

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Palm Sunday Readings

1. He rode upon a donkey colt,
His purpose to fulfill.
It wasn’t trained by anyone,
But Jesus chose it still.

2. On hillsides where He met His flock,
The gentle shepherd spoke.
To common people Jesus brought
The Word of love and hope.

3. We offer Him our thanks and praise
For mercy that endures.
He walks beside us every day,
Our Savior and our Lord.
Refrain: (2x)

The precious Savior of us all
Called upon the least of these.

‘Cause Jesus called the least of these
When little children came.
He took them on His knees,
And Jesus blessed them in God’s name.
So when you’re feeling small,
Just think about His deeds
And how the Savior of us all
Called upon the least of these.


Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

Smiles: What the World Needs More Of

Smilemaker Lyrics

Smiles: What the World Needs More Of

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

Blessings to all of Gods children. The definition of a smile is, “An expression of the face that shows pleasure or amusement,” a show of joy so to speak. Other terms are a smirk or grin. But a smile Is never defined as a frown or any other show of sadness or displeasure.

I have always heard that It takes more face muscles to frown than to smile. Growing up I remember this song that goes, “When you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you,” and I believe that to be true. In a world of turmoil and confusion, smiles are needed now more than ever before.

One of my favorite groups Is one that calls themselves Earth Wind and Fire, the elements of the universe. In one of their songs, there’s a verse that says, “Every time you smile you bless a child.” I have always thought those words to be so profound. One reason Is simply this. Think about this for a minute. Any time you greet a child, the first thing you do Is smile. To any child that means you are a friend and someone they can trust, who will show them love and friendship.

As adults some people learn that a smile Is not always as It seems. For a blind person any time we greet someone, After a while we can Instantly feel the presence of a genuine smile compared to a fake one. I honestly believe the good Lord has truly blessed us with a sixth sense of some kind to make up for what we have lost. To me It’s just another one of the Lords many blessings to us all. For myself personally, I make It a habit of smiling each and every day that the Lord above has made It possible for me to make It thru the night. And see the world with spiritual sight, which Is much more of a true blessing than human sight.

Smile every day, for we always have something to smile about. May God bless us all.

The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

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Fire! Fire! Fear and ire.
Flaming, flaming fuels desire.
Feeling, feeling fresh, inspired.
Fire! Fire! Force conspires.

Fight! Fight! Oh forget it.
Fleeing, fleeing… Might regret it.
Freeing, Freeing if you let it.
Fight! Fight! Come and get it.

Fire! Fire! Passion set it.

Quadrille in response to De’s “fire” prompt at


Ice and Fire (Sonnet)

House of Fire

Love the Broken Ones

Trick Candle

Vessel of Love (The Roses Song)

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(Capo 2)

1. I have a vase that cradled roses,
Beautiful and pure.
And now the vase reminds me
Of the things I’m living for.

2. My sweetheart gave this vase to me
With roses and his love.
And little did he know,
It touched my spirit from above.

3. And in your life I pray there’s someone
Blessing you with grace,
And sending you his flowers
So that you can be the vase, singing

Oh let me be a vessel
Of unconditional love.

Let me be a vessel
To carry love and light.
Let me hold the beauty
And fragrance of a life.
Let me stand with gladness,,
In hope and faith and trust.
Let me be a vessel
Of unconditional love.


Vessel of Christ

Love You like He Does

Love Alone Is Real

Pour out Your Presence