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.
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
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
Love this – I can really feel the nervousness and hope and overwhelming gratitude!
Thank you. Yes – there have been many extreme emotions in this journey.
This is beautiful and emotional 🙂
Wow! This experience is so beautifully captured by poetry.
Thanks. After five years of sad endings, it feels wonderful to write a happy ending.
Very well done and what an experience to write about. Beautiful poem. 🙂
Thank you! It has been an amazing journey.
When I click on your name, it takes me to a blog that doesn’t exist?
Try http://susanscreativewritingandpoetry.com. I am self-hosted throuh WordPress.org. It should be on the front page. Sorry.
That worked! I found you 🙂
p.s. I am wearing pjs too 😀
Thanks. Just having that one friend show up beside you and walk down the hallway together makes all the difference. 🙂
🙂 yes of course!
Wow, you took me through the roller coaster of your experience. great stuff!
Thank you. And a roller coaster it was. Have a blessed day.