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I never knew how lucky I have been
The beauty of this world I have seen
I’ve taken it for granted for so long
Now is the time to be strong
Time is revealing itself to me
My body is getting older I can see
And with it comes the aches and pain
Soldiering on in nature’s rain
So why do I feel so undone
Everyday used to be fun
Now I am not so sure
Tentative to walk out the door
It’s only my sight that’s giving way
A doctors trip to have his say
Will soon reveal what lays ahead
And maybe soothe my thoughts instead
This is not the first time I’ve been compromised
A lifetimes of injuries lay with my sighs
But I have always managed to overcome
Rise above not be out done
Somehow this feels so much more
My vision oh how I adore ........
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Posted: May 26
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Oceanzestonline today!
Rage, rage against the dying of the light D. Thomas
Your words capture the feelings very well Nu,
Don't drop your head, there's lots of fight left in you yet.

Regards Mick,

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Nuwah, nice written poem. Aging is part of life.
One of Helen Keller's known quotes:
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. What we have once enjoyed we can never lose."

Helen Keller was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. While she was a student at Radcliffe, Helen wrote an autobiography, The Story of My Life (1902) with the help of John Albert Macy, her editor. She wrote fourteen books and many articles during her life. ... Helen Keller died in 1968.

What are the characteristics of Helen Keller?
Determination, perseverance, unshakable self-confidence, as well as the courage to not only pursue but also realize what many considered unthinkable goals at that time were definitely key aspects of her personality. In addition, Helen was also highly intelligent, inquisitive, intuitive, and empathetic.

So walk in the light my dear poet because you have a future talent in writing still to give! SM
Hi Oceanzest ........will have to check that out ......thanks for stopping by ....regards Nugrin
Hi Mick ..... Thanks mate .......appreciate your thoughts ..... regards Nu grin
I'm feeling that way after my covid shot, but should be strong in three days, you stay strong too.super
I know how this feels NU...I am on the same path.Praying that God will be merciful and take me before that happens.I had an accident & since my vision has been deteriorating.Will pray for you.Blessings & all the best.
Since then.
Hi SM ..... Thanks for your thoughts I have heard of Helen Keller but have never checked her out . She sounds very inspiring and I appreciate you sharing her life with me . Regards Nu grin
Thanks MC ..... Good on ya mate .... regards Nu grin
Hi Lilygold ....... I am hoping there is a better outcome for me as I do believe there is a reason for this to happen . Not sure at this stage what that will be but do thank you for your thoughts ...... regards Nu grin
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