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.

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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.

Sincerely,

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!

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
napowrimo.net.

Eternal Call

I used to talk for hours on the phone;
Before that no, I barely spoke at all.
As changes changed my life, o how I’ve grown!

It took me to a kind of twilight zone,
His conversation anything but small.
I used to talk for hours on the phone.

I gave myself to others as a loan,
A borrowed blessing passing in the hall.
As changes changed my life, o how I’ve grown!

His spirit woke my every nerve and bone,
A voice within; I answered when he called.
I used to talk for hours on the phone.

Now I am not an island, but a stone
Creating waves of goodness as I fall.
As changes changed my life, o how I’ve grown!

One Life in everything, the truth be known;
His Light the highest nature of us all.
I used to talk for hours on the phone;
As changes changed my life, o how I’ve grown!


A Villanelle for today’s prompt at
napowrimo.net
and Forms for All at
dVerse.

I really enjoy this form, but it takes a lot of time and thought to write.

Other Villanelles on Mystical Strings

Adopted

A Puppet’s Gift

Breaking Free

I Didn’t Know

I didn’t know the meaning of forever,
Until you took me deep into your heart.
I could accept us being here together,
But thought for sure one day our ways would part.
Forever was a place I couldn’t go,
For in my mind I simply didn’t know.

I didn’t know the meaning of a love song,
Until you sang to me without the words.
I could accept the melody and music,
But disbelieved the voice my spirit heard.
A love song was a place I couldn’t go,
For in my mind I simply didn’t know.

I didn’t know the meaning of connection,
Until I drifted into it one day.
It took me from a world of imperfection
To all I asked, to seek, to find, to pray.
Connection was a place I couldn’t go,
Until my mind was calm enough to know.


Happy National/Global Poetry Writing Month (NaGloPoWriMo)! I won’t be posting every day, but any contribution is a good one.

Living Water

Before we met, I sipped your words
Like lemonade in Summer bright;
Then savored them as chocolate hot,
Indulging every Winter night.
I drank you in; you filled my cup
With satisfying sweetest brew;
My dehydrated mind and soul
Fulfilled and nourished, sipping you.


My Quadrille for Mish’s “sip” prompt at
dVerse.