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Popular Poetry (Religion)
  1.  The Truth
  2.  The Haves and The Have Nots

by A. Keith Barton

Saturday, April 02, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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One clings to life among royalty
The other lay contorted in a room of strangers
Both shared a respite from life’s vagaries and injustice

One came from a small town in Poland
The other sought her final resting place in Florida
Both shared a resignation that they’d given their souls to serve a deeper purpose

One spoke eight languages
The other could not open her mouth
Both shared the admiration from common folk

One spoke for all Catholics
The other, a mere parishioner
Both had achieved greatness in their lives

One wore a crown of jewels
The other simply wrapped in linen
Both encapsulated in the light of forgiveness and compassion

One brought healing by prayer and contrition
The other sought healing by praying to him
Both miles apart, but spiritually connected within a millimeter

One became her spiritual intercessor to her heavenly Father
The other desperately clung to life for her secular father
Both forever intertwined by fate and redemption


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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/2/2005
I found the simple comparisons and the thread of faith and hope connecting two strangers very moving today. Thanks for this. Dawn
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/2/2005
Excellent comparison, and so very true, this is outstanding.

Reviewed by Henry Stevens 4/2/2005
Very strong and well writtem poem about death. Henry

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