Hope Realized


Over the last five years I have experienced severe vision distortion and loss that was considered permanent. New technology allowed me to undergo eye surgeries this last October.  When I went into the surgeries we were cautiously optimistic, and there were no guarantees.


 

Hope Realized

When all hope was lost
and then it wasn’t.

Expectations were low
the prognosis was dim

Under the laser
colors swirled in my lens-less eye

My future held in a balance
all hung on that one moment

Unspeakable joy
when all that was wrong was set right

Opening my eyes to a crisp clear world
numb with gratitude at the gift I’d been given

Days have passed into weeks
yet elation still overwhelms unexpectedly

Beautiful leaves swaying in the wind
An emotion perceived in someone’s eye

My child’s beautiful face
Sitting again behind the wheel of the car

Typing with my eyes open
the words now clear on the screen

Thankful beyond words
to be given back what was once considered lost forever


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thewalkingpencil
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Love this – I can really feel the nervousness and hope and overwhelming gratitude!

Nancy
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Thank you. Yes – there have been many extreme emotions in this journey.

Fun Simplicity
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Fun Simplicity

This is beautiful and emotional 🙂

Nancy
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Thank you!

kellygriffiths
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Wow! This experience is so beautifully captured by poetry.

Nancy
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Thanks. After five years of sad endings, it feels wonderful to write a happy ending.

Susan
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Susan

Very well done and what an experience to write about. Beautiful poem. 🙂

Nancy
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Thank you! It has been an amazing journey.

Nancy
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When I click on your name, it takes me to a blog that doesn’t exist?

Susan
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Susan

Try http://susanscreativewritingandpoetry.com. I am self-hosted throuh WordPress.org. It should be on the front page. Sorry.

Nancy
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That worked! I found you 🙂

moonskittles
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moonskittles

Evocative!
p.s. I am wearing pjs too 😀

Nancy
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Thanks. Just having that one friend show up beside you and walk down the hallway together makes all the difference. 🙂

moonskittles
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moonskittles

🙂 yes of course!

Sonya
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Wow, you took me through the roller coaster of your experience. great stuff!

Nancy
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Thank you. And a roller coaster it was. Have a blessed day.

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