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Christmas Card From My Mother
by Richard Atwood

Sunday, December 14, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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From the ms.
How Deep The Pain Goes Quiet, After


          FROM MY MOTHER 


     Shepherd, your eyes are
     so painly deep
           the way you stare:
     lamb in your arms,
     staff crooked at the shoulder.

     As if God's own coming
     were something sorrowful
     to be wept at...
           or is it both
                adoration and
     intensity of the heart that
     shows itself -- from the lost
     lone corners of the soul...?

     ... the sign of angels
     to be met wondrously,
     with terrified joy...
     hopefully begging over
     all your rough, wooled edges
          once locked in sleep:
     born free to praise again,
          beyond -- with light.





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/27/2008
It is a wonderful Christmas care, Richard; replete with meaning. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/16/2008
"Terrified joy" expresses something very strong. And the spiritual message is a universal revelation.

Reviewed by John Domino 12/15/2008
Excellent poem!
We think alot alike so please when you have a chance, come visit my site.

Yours in Christ,

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/15/2008
Only a good mother could send this card to her child, telling, guiding, with all the words saying "I love you so"


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