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A true narrative
by John Smith Williams

Friday, April 09, 2004
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In Feburary I suffered a chronic renal failure, coming close to death, I spent a month in hospital recovering. Here;s my story in verse

FACING DEATH.

I was ill when death and I came face to face,
For me though it was not yet the time and place,
I had made my peace and yes I was prepared to die,
But once again but for the Grace of God, there go I,

Goodbyes were said and I faced the possibility without dread,
I put my trust in Godís will, thatís what I said,
A grey wall descended, I seemed to be suspended in space and time,
Somewhere in a continuum without form or design,

I have been told that I trod that very fine line,
Twixt life and death, at times it was so hard to define,
I knew nothing of this battle to preserve my life here on earth,
Waged by those who had the knowledge to bring me back from death,

I have so many to thank for bringing me back to life,
A loving family, the prayer and support of a loving wife,
To the dedicated care, of specialists, doctors and nursing staff,
Who cared and guided me back on a recovery path,

I count myself most fortunate, to have been blessed with Godís healing Grace,
For the medical expertise and knowledge of those who serve within that place,
The dedicated caring of all who brought me back to health,
So that now my life has a new dimension of hope and wealth.

John W 10/04/04










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Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 10/11/2006
Even if it's more than 2 years later, it is a narrative continuing on...truth or fiction; when it hits home, it's real
Reviewed by Robyn Leeds (Reader) 6/22/2004
This poem, beautifully written was one of the last John wrote. Sadly John passed away peacefully on 6th May, 2004 :~(( John was like a father to me and I will miss him terribly. I hope all of John's readers will enjoy his works here, he was a beautiful writer!!

John's wife Beth also writes lovely poems, so please visit her pages here too. She has written some since John's passing but I'm not sure if she'll be uploading them.

Rest in peace John Smith Williams!!! :D

Love Rob.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 4/11/2004
Oh John this is so touching, and i am darn glad that God kept you with us, and to all the staff and Doc's, what can I say, those guys work 24/7, I know, Corey wouldnt be here if they didnt, and God never sleeps either, this is soooo special to my heart, Thank you so much for this beautiful offering.

Love and Blessings
Ch'erie
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/10/2004
John, I just had a scare in that area also, but it turned out ok. You have much to be grateful for. This should be an especially Happy
Easter for you. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/10/2004
Thank you for sharing your experience. Good luck with your ďnew dimension.Ē
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/9/2004
Congratulations! You went through a very trying time.
I'm happy for you and your family that you made it!
I too came through a death experience so I know about it.
Have a blessed and healthy Easter!
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