From womb to tomb I am condemned to be
completely blind and unable to see
I have never, ever seen the light of day
and have to use a stick to find my way.
Never to see the glory of the setting sun,
or to gaze into the eyes of anyone.
Blind, I entered into this earthly scene.
Blind, I shall depart, never to have seen.
I hear the sounds of the wind and sea,
but walk in darkness because I can't see.
I beg as all the people walk on by
Oh, what I'd give for just one working eye!
Then, 'Lord who did wrong' someone said,
'Was it this man or his parents instead?'
'No one had sinned' I heard a man say.
'For you will see the glory of God today.'
Just there as we stood to my great surprise
He made some mud and put it on my eyes.
As I washed my eyes I received my sight
and for the very first time could see sunlight.
Saw men and animals, trees and the sky
and watched all the people walking by.
Then looked upon Jesus who was the One
who had opened my eyes to see the Son
This poem was a finalist in the January 2020 poetry contest