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A Moment for Hope

The sermons nearly finished, suddenly a happening befalls my eyes Our congregation now sits silent, amidst echoing tearful cries An old man we know as Tommy, he's the retired Rector of our Academy Now lying silent on the stone cold flagstones, he disappeared from see Motionless to ashen in lie, worried faces in concern surround Whilst a face appears from the tears, slowly kneeling on this hallowed ground In tenderness sigh exhale, her hands now adorn his chest In gentle moving motion, resuscitation is now addressed Minutes appear like hours, when suddenly two eyes now open see Where I'm sitting like others around, what's happening in front of thee No miracles are cried out loud, simply a calmness by she who coped All because a face from our congregation, gave us a moment for hope <*>

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 1:53:00 PM
    Thanks for the reminder that miracles do happen--I needed that today. Cheers, Rach

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 4:07:00 PM
    James, I'm glad to see ones community can inspire such hope. a deep verse, ..thank you for allowing us to know uplifting thoughts can happen at any moment. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 1:12:00 AM
    Nothing more heroec than saving a life.It seems to be inspired from a real approach.HappyNew Year James.Nice to have some time here

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:36:00 PM
    wow, that was a sweet little miracle you described here. I am glad I got to see this one. It seems like the last post you had made in the old year. Hope to see new ones soon, James. Happy NEW YEAR to you.

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 4:16:00 AM
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR, JAMES! Christmas Hugs from Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:30:00 AM
    hello. I READ THE POEM. I LIKE IT.

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 5:02:00 PM
    Very nice James,,,,, is it real ? ?Have a blessed Christmas Season ;}

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this work today..Is this based on a real happening?..If so how is the retired rector doing?...I was looking for a poem today and typed in a title and came across my old poem "Decorates" and found your name and comment on it and thought that I would stop by..Soup Mail soon..Sara

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 8:00:00 AM
    such inspiration here James, love this, have a wonderful festive season....Harry

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:20:00 PM
    James very nice..David