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Christmases Past
by larry r linville

Wednesday, December 09, 2009
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I was let in a guided imagery to picture myself in a church on Christmas Eve but I begin seeing several churches I have serve. I don't normally write free-verse but this is what resulted.


 

 
It was in my mind
I did what I could never do
physically.
I spent Christmas Eve
In several churches I have served
Simultaneously.
Joy jumped like a frisky baby lamb
As each sanctuary
Enclosed me in a warm embrace.
People from the last fifty years
Smiled as if to bless me
As I quietly watched
What I’d been too busy
To notice
During all my years.
I saw how the churches
And those special people
Were different
Yet so much alike.
And I received more than all I gave
And much, much more.
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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/10/2009
"...joy jumped like a frisky baby lamb..." a lovely way to refer to an emotional expression, you sure are a sermon's crack soldier of His.

Georg

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/10/2009
Wonderful write, Larry; well done!

And Merry CHRISTmas to you too!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/10/2009
Your guided imagery was wonderful, my friend. And Merry Christmas, to you!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 12/9/2009
Over the last fifty years Larry they have always embraced you but you were too busy trying to give of yourself to all, now you have the time to notice and accept what they offer.

Newfie hugs, Rose



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