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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Memory (07/10/08)

TITLE: In Church.
By Elizabeth Hexberg
07/11/08


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Some moments, when I sit in church,
my eyes drift to the door,
and I still see you.

That last Sunday,
holding onto the door frame,
gathering strength to make it to the pews.

Walking behind you in case you fell,
and hiding my tearful eyes from you.
I saw your body trembling.
The grimace of pain.

In quiet humility,
you thanked our Pastor for 'the Word',
and I knew........


I remember walking down the aisle.
The moment I was given.
You whispered how you loved me.
Our hearts melted into one,
and the Face of God smiled.

The fluttering of frail hope.

I don't remember three months on.
An ocean of kind faces,
and nothing..........


At the altar there is a painting.
Jesus.
Clothed in Holy White and Red.
'Lamb of God'.
Surrounded by light.

He whispers how He loves us all.
His arms are open wide.
He holds you now.

No more trembling, or pain, or tears.

and He holds me.


'I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.' Philippians 1:3. KJV.


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Sara Harricharan 07/17/08
Oh WOW! This gave me goosebumps. The way you wrote it the images I can see so very clearly, just WOW! Excellent writing! ^_^
Helen Dowd 07/18/08
This is such a sad story of love...lost for the time being, but everlasting. And a good scripture as a finale. What can I say? Poetry from the bottom of your heart. Poetry is like salve to the soul. It helps take away the hurt. I wrote my best poetry when I was undergoing some trial. I have heard others say this too. Very good. Thanks for sharing a part of your soul...Helen
Lyn Churchyard07/21/08
Poignant and so lovely. Written from deep within the heart. This choked me up. A moving take on the topic. Well done!
Terry Walker07/21/08
This brought a memory back to me of a dear friend who had Parkinsens (sp?). One day the Pastor asked for someone who wanted to give a testimony for the Lord. This dear man, wheelchair bound, struggled to his feet, so he could try to get the words out that he could give praise to the Lord. There wasn't a dry eye in the whole church, at least that I could see through my tears. Thanks for bring back that memory for me.
Gerald Shuler 07/21/08
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. You painted a wonderful picture of love. Thanks.
Debbie OConnor07/24/08
Lovely memorial poem of a lost loved one. I was touched.