Sunday, November 15, 2009

~ May God Brighten Your Day, Leading the Blind ~

Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown
For the world was intent on dragging me down
And if that weren't enough to ruin my day
A young boy out of breath approached me, all tired from play.

He stood right before me with his hand tilted down
And with great excitement, "Look what I found!"
In his hand was a rose, what a pitiful sight
With it's petals all worn - not enough rain or too little light.

Wanting him to take his dead rose and go off to play
I faked a small smile and then shifted away.
But instead of retreating he sat next to my side
And placed the rose to his nose and declared with surprise,

"It sure smells pretty
And it's beautiful too
That's why I picked it
Here, it's for you."

The weed before me was dying or dead
Not vibrant of colors, orange, yellow or red.
But I knew I must take it, or he might never leave
So I reached for the rose and replied, "Just what I need."

But instead of him placing the rose in my hand
He held it in mid-air without reason or plan.
It was then that I noticed for the very first time
That weed-toting boy could not see -- he was blind.

I heard my voice quiver, tears shone like the sun
As I thanked him for picking the very best one.
"You're welcome," he smiled, and then ran off to play
Unaware of the impact he'd had on my day.

I sat there and wondered how he managed to see
A self-pitying woman beneath the old willow tree.
How did he know of my self-indulged plight?
Perhaps from his heart, he'd been blessed with true sight.

Through the eyes of a blind child at last I could see
The problem was not with the world -- the problem was me.
And for all of those times I myself had been blind
I vowed to see beauty in life and appreciate every second that's mine.

And then I held that wilted flower up to my nose
And breathed in the fragrance of a beautiful rose.
And smiled as I watched that young boy -- another weed in his hand
About to change the life of an unsuspecting old man.
(Author unknown)

Thank you God for giving me the insight to know & see clearly all before me.


  1. Just words necessary.

    Thank you dear friend,
    Hugs and love,

  2. Oh my goodness! This is wonderful. Thank you for this rose you gave to me today by sharing this story.

  3. That was beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  4. This especially touches my heart. Thank you.

  5. So lovely. I really needed that today :-)

  6. Here I am sniffling and wiping away a tear. What a great story. A great reminder to look around us and appreciate the world with all of the senses God has given us.

  7. Deeply touching and beautiful.
    Blessings on this Lords day,

  8. This is so touching . I hope many readers find it... my heart feels a little bit brighter after reading it. Blessings.

  9. very powerful message. Thank you.

  10. What a beautiful poem Marydon. Thanks for posting it.

  11. Oh Dear Sweet PB...
    This is absolutely perfect for today. What a beautiful Sunday poem. It takes a blind eye sometimes to help us see the world as it truly is. I love this, and I thank you so much for sharing this with me today.

    I pray you are feeling better, and getting back on your feet. I will talk to you later this afternoon.

    I love you sweet thing. Hugs and kisses...Sherry

  12. HI MARYDON!!!!
    How are you doing????
    Good over here!!!!
    I just wanted to pop in and say hi and look at your beautiful rose there!!!!
    How are you and your feedsacks coming along?????
    Your quilts are amazing!!!
    have a Blessed Sunday

  13. beautiful.perfect.words escape me.

  14. That was so touching. Perfect.

  15. What a beautiful post - tears are glistening in my eyes!

  16. Such a beautiful poem, Marydon.
    Sometimes we get numb to life & need a little nudge from a friend.... My Sweet Marydon.... You just nudged me!!
    Love You!!

  17. Marydon what a beautiful post and a wonderful message for all of us to ponder. How often do we choose blindness over sight?

  18. That brought tears to my eyes - a beautiful and timely message, indeed!

  19. Beautiful mesage, MD. Just beautiful.

    Love to you~ Rebecca

  20. Just beautiful my friend...Thank you for sharing this...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  21. Hello, Marydon,
    Thank you so much for this beautiful poem! Have a blessed week, dear friend! Vicki

  22. This touched my heart - a wonderful story! There is so much beauty in the world!!

  23. Beautiful story. May we open our eyes and quit feeling sorry for ourselves.