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.


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! 🙂

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.

Things that Make You Remember

A child’s kiss
The singing birds
When lost is found
A tender word

A happy song
A piece of cake
When flowers bloom
To softly wake

When love is true
An early Spring
The way you laugh
A Summer drink

These many things
And many more
Remind me what
I’m living for:

To love, to laugh
To give some cheer
And honor Him
Who put me here

These many things
And many more
Remind me what
I’m living for

A “list of things” inspired by today’s prompt at