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When a blind man saw the light
 

'Twas when I lost you that I found you,

When my heart woke up at last,

When I saw you in the light that I,

Once saw you in the past.

 

A light that shone so brightly,

A light that slowly dimmed,

Like a moon that slips behind a cloud,

Our light was wearing thin.

 

No glow remained to speak of,

No embers I could find,

Rose ashes in a cold fire grate,

Vague memories on my mind.

 

I woke to find you weeping,

In the half-light before dawn,

I couldn't breath, I couldn't think,

How could I be so wrong?

 

I swear I heard your heartbeat,

I asked if I should go?

I held you close, lump in my throat,

Relieved when you said ‘No’.

 

'Twas when I lost you that I found you,

When the scales fell from my eyes,

When a blind man finally saw the truth,

When a blind man saw the light.
 

© Joseph G Dawson
21/11/2018 and earlier





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