My transplant surprise

NO ONE EVER MENTIONED

No-one ever mentioned
The beauty I would see
When my life was changed
And a gift was given to me.
I expected many changes ~
Better health and days,
I knew that I would learn
To understand these ways.

No-one ever told me
That tears would fill my eyes
That I would stand in wonder
Beneath the star filled skies.
I never really saw the beauty
Of roses raindrop kissed
I’ve learned again the wonder
Of standing in the mist.

I saw again the sunset
And once more heard the rain,
Listened to the thunder storms
After days of pain.
No-one ever told me
That I would feel so blessed
That family would be cherished
And friends would be the best.

No-one ever told me
That wonder would fill my heart
And that for me it would be
Like a brand new start
No one ever told me
What joy would fill my soul
I am very glad to discover
The things that make me whole.

© Linda J. Vaughan
26th. June 2012

NOTE: My friend Linda, a liver transplant survivor and thriver, captured my feelings perfectly in this poem.

About Scott Linscott

Living life to the fullest, walking in the dust of my Rabbi, creating art through photography and written word, speaking words of hope and encouragement at conferences, workshops, church and civic gatherings.
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