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An Angel and Dolphins to the Rescue

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An Angel and Dolphins to the Rescue

Aunt Eva was the “character” in our family tree As a swimming teacher she had a great love for the sea One summer day she was swimming nearly a mile offshore When she heard something she had never encountered before An angel’s voice told her, “Go back,” but this she did not heed Then she felt a bump; something did not want her to succeed ‘Twas nothing but a playful dolphin that came into view She continued swimming on, bidding the dolphin adieu Suddenly she was surrounded by dolphins aplenty When she heard the angel’s voice again, she surveyed the sea A school of huge, man-eating bull sharks was headed her way She started swimming rapidly, made it to shore that day Although Aunt Eva was not one who would frequently pray She thanked the angel and dolphins for steering her away
*For Gail’s “Touched by an Angel” contest by Carolyn Devonshire, written March 17, 2012 True Story about my late Aunt Eva

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  1. Date: 4/1/2012 12:57:00 PM
    I am very happy to send you this congratulations on your well deserved win in Gail's "Touched By An Angel" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 3:54:00 PM
    Congratulations,Carolyn on your win!!! This is so lovely...aren't dolphins the most wonderful creatures... Well deserved win my friend!! big huggss,love deb

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 1:42:00 PM
    I liked this story. Congratulations on the win. Mike

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 12:02:00 PM
    congrats Carolyn on a super second place win for this superb creation for the contest.. truly touched by reading the lines luv.. always so awesome are your expressions..

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 9:58:00 AM
    A beautiful story. Dolphins are truly the sea's angels. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 7:21:00 AM
    What an amazing story about your aunt - love it

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 6:04:00 PM
    An amazing story, especially since it was true. Fantastic write, Carolyn. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 4:56:00 PM
    Great one Carolyn, enjoyed your verse, hugs, vie

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 4:21:00 PM
    What a special write this poem really is! I'm so glad that your Aunt Eva made it to shore safely that day! That's so scary that she almost got eaten by some man-eating sharks! Your write so eloquently showed alarm and the grace of the angel, who saved her well as the guided dolphins! I thoroughly enjoyed your poem that I have read this evening! I just love your brilliant write! Great Work!!