thoughts of family / i am not deaf

i am not deaf

if you don't ask,
nothing will be given.

if you don't have hope,
you are lost.

if you don't have faith,
you don't believe.

if you don't believe
then you are deaf,

deaf to prayers answered.

i am not deaf.

when i found out
i had cancer

i asked God
for help.

i hoped
i had the strength
to endure.

I had faith
in the power
of prayer.

i believed.
i still believe.
i do believe.

i can hear.

can you hear me?