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Topic: The Prom (08/02/04)

TITLE: I will dance
By Norma OGrady
08/04/04

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I didn't attend my class prom.
I stayed at home to help my Mom
Ever since I was eleven, she had been seriously ill
Such a story must seem unreal.

I never knew back then,
Why or when,
Times were tough
Money, we never had enough

I wore second hand clothes
My shoes had holes
It really hurt when the kids made fun
I was glad when the day was done

I look back upon those years
Fighting back the tears
I may have been poor in wealth
My mother she had bad health.

But what I had, money couldn't buy
You see I had love in great supply
Love can never be bought or sold
Its cost is free, it is age-old.

My mother died in 65
But the most important things survived
Impressive beauty, truths sublime
The memories made during that time.

I missed the prom I'm sad to say
This I will tell you till this day
Even though I miss the prom
God has helped me carry on

One day I'll have my chance
I will sing and I will dance
On that day in heaven above
I'll be surrounded by God's Own Love,


Member Comments
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darlene hight08/09/04
Yes you will dance Norma. Nice tribute to your Mom.
Kay Brown08/09/04
Thank you for sharing, Norma. You were taking care of the Lord that night. He is glorified in your sacrifice and will soon lift your head to look into His loving eyes. Soon and very soon. Love, Kay
Dian Moore08/09/04
Norma, you most certainly will dance in heaven. I found this a touching tribute to your mom, yourself, and your Lord. Well done.
Melanie Kerr 08/10/04
Your last verse was full of hope and anticipation.
L.M. Lee08/12/04
i loved the line...the most important things survived. what a great outlook on life.
Karen Treharne08/12/04
Amen, Norma. We WILL sing and dance to honor our King, and our Prom will be the greatest night of celebration ever. Well done.