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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Sad (07/26/07)

TITLE: Michael
By Tim Pickl
07/28/07


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Bagpipes bewailingly blend as they play "Amazing Grace" in our church--
Overwhelmed by the moment I start sobbing like I did at first--
Flashback memories of my Michael before he went into "the service",
And now he's gone--he's not coming back--he's no longer with us

Remember when
We'd make pancakes with smiley faces?
Remember when
You would beg us to go to "Chucky 'Cheese's'"?
Remember when
We'd laugh and sing on the way to church?
Remember when
We comforted you when you were so hurt?

Pastor, why does it hurt so much? Michael, we miss you so much--
I thank God for our Pastor and his tender words of love and hugs--
We celebrate because Michael is now gone to a better place,
And some day we will see him again and look upon his face

Remember when
We'd make pancakes with smiley faces?
Remember when
You would beg us to go to "Chucky 'Cheese's'"?
Remember when
We'd laugh and sing on the way to church?
Remember when
We comforted you when you were so hurt?

Thank you Jesus for the time we had with Michael while he was here--
As the bagpipes end their sad song, I smile because You are so near


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Anne Linington08/02/07
Thankyou for this very personal story which will bless others in the telling.
Brenda Welc08/03/07
Oh boy did you hit home with this one. We almost lost our son when he was 6 in a near drowning. He is 15 now but I thank God for extra time with him every day. Thanks for sharing this. God will heal the pain.
Jan Ackerson 08/04/07
How very sad--blessings on you.
Donna Emery08/07/07
So very sad and touching. The real feelings in this piece are precious. Thanks for sharing it
Terry R A Eissfeldt 08/07/07
Beautiful. You brought a lump to my throat. There is hope but it is through the way of pain and loss. What a wonderful journey. Thank you