TITLE: A Midnight Call
By Amanda D'costa
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Just imagine hearing
A voice within you say
â€˜Get up, itâ€™s time. I want you to
Get on your knees and pray.â€™
I looked at the clock in the faint moonlight
Through the partly open window.
It was way past twelve;
I scarce could believe
I was in for what one would call hallucinations.
It beckoned me in firmer tones
To get down on my knees.
More out of fear not obedience
I gave in to its pleas.
I prayed five decades of the Holy Rosary
And then heard the voice again
â€˜There is someone out there who needs your prayers
And feels My peace flow in.â€™
It took me a while to go to sleep
Feelings of excitement and awe took hold of me.
I really prayed, didnâ€™t I?
During the following day I became inquisitive
And kept wondering who this person might be,
So out of curiosity I phoned all my friends
To unravel this mystery.
Alas, the day went by and it was almost sunset.
I walked down the road and met up with an old friend.
I hadnâ€™t met her for a couple of years;
And while talking I casually asked her
â€˜By the way, when is your birthday?â€™
â€˜Itâ€™s today!â€™ she exclaimed! â€˜Why do you ask?â€™
â€˜And how is your day treating you?â€™
And this is wht she said:
â€˜Iâ€™ve had the most odd feeling
The whole night through
I felt that someone was praying for me.
And I sat up and prayed a whole Rosary.
All the weeks worry that burdened me
Seemed to vanish instantly.â€™
I smiled and said a silent prayer,
â€˜Thank you Lord!
Iâ€™m glad I listened to your call.â€™
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