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"The Notes I No Longer Hear"

The sweet fragrance of sound.
Has faded away.
It is near lost!

Like a rainbow.
Seen in black and white.

I miss the colors of music!
I miss the hues of nature's voice!
I miss the softness of a loved one's whisper!
I miss the brightness of a child's laughter!

Beautiful, crisp patterns of vibrations,
Resonate in silence today.

I see movement,
Without utterance.

Deafness has taught me!

In the quietness of nothing,
God has granted me a gift!

The pleasure of my memory!

For recorded in my thoughts,
I play a symphony of joyous sounds,
Of what I once heard!

With gratitude for unforgotten notes,
God has made me smile!

POET'S COMMENTS

For a short period I went deaf after an illness. The richness of forgotten and daily blessings was revisited. There is so much life and beauty that is obscured simply because quiet spiritual gifts become ordinary.

Oh, the wonder of our senses! How they enhance and embellish our lives! Too many souls seek worldly treasures, not knowing the richness and wealth they already possess. May God grant us the vision to be grateful, and to enjoy the everyday blessings of life that He gives us!

POEMS

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A Bridge To Heaven's Gate

A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination

Reconciliation

Reflections

Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast

Tears

Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom