Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Warren

He entered our lives at a time
when we needed
to see God's love
to feel His touch
to know He heard and cared.

An ordinary Grandfatherly man,
the outer covering for a heart like His
listening to my fears
speaking words of comfort and wisdom
wrapping me in a warm embrace.

Called to minister to others
the years slipped quietly by
the telephone ringing one afternoon
that gentle voice from the past
running back to those out-stretched arms.

My contribution to One Stop Poetry.

Blessings,
Linda

17 comments:

  1. This reminds me of my first pastor. He truly had a pastor's heart. He was a rare treasure on this earth.

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  2. It's a beautiful tribute, Linda. I think we've lost the idea that poetry can be about honoring and paying tribute. But you caught it here.

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  3. smiles. i have an old friend, pastor, like that...there when i needed him and there when i least expect him now...nice one shot!

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  4. Such a lovely poem, we all need someone like that in our lives:-) xoxo

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  5. Obviously this person made a difference in many lives. Nice One Shot, Linda!

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  6. You are so prolific these last few weeks!

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  7. i like the moments you describe.

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  8. Like the tone of appreciation in your poetic lines. Nice One Shot!

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  9. Hi Linda!
    Warren sounds like a wonderful man ~ blessing you by his presence in your life!
    lovely poem~
    *wishing you a wonderful weekend ♥
    ~Maria

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  10. i love that you joined up with one stop! your poetry sings, linda... xo

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  11. You always leave me wanting to know the whole story
    very good (o:

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  12. Linda-- you have such a gift! Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us!!

    Blessings to you today, my friend~

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  13. a wonderful shared poem...cheers pete

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  14. Aww, very sweet, Linda. You are indeed a gifted writer.

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